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PROCEEDINGS 



OP THE 



OCTOBER 14, 1909, THROUGH JUNE, 1914 



Presented to the Society by 

Charles Pryer 
Chairman Publication Committee 



VOLUME VIII. 



11*5- n 1 4 



PRINTED EOR THE SOCIETY 
BY ORDER Or THE EXECUTIVE COnniTTEE 
1915 



ID 



1546584 



Issued by the Publication Committee. 

Charles Pryer, Chairman. 



Ubc Untcfccrbocfcer press, Hevc 12orfc 



Proceedings 

of 

The Huguenot Society of America 

(The minutes are always those of the Executive Committee unless otherwise stated.) 

New York, October 14, 1909. 

At the Executive Committee meeting Oct. 14, 1909, resolutions of 
thanks were sent to Mr. Lester, to the ladies and gentlemen who were 
on the Float, to the Guard of Honor, and for courtesy received from the 
Society of Colonial Wars; and also to Mrs. Lawton as follows: 

"Resolved, that the warmest thanks of the Stewards, the Executive 
Committee, and the entire membership of the Society are due to our 
faithful and efficient Secretary, Mrs. James M. Lawton, for her devo- 
tion to the best interests of the Society, extending through many years, 
and bringing to her as a slight compensation for her ceaseless endeavors 
on our behalf, the gratefulness of the entire organization. More particu- 
larly is recognition due to Mrs. Lawton for the success of the recent 
banquet, as with full realization of the work done by the other officers 
of the Society, to her belongs in largest measure the credit of that 
event." 

Motion of Mr. William Dalliba Dutton, seconded by Mr. Alden 
Freeman. 

The President of the Vaudois Society desired to represent our 
Society at Geneva on the 400th Anniversary of Calvin's birth. The 
Society were invited to the Anniversary services of Trinity Church, 
New Rochelle. The Secretary of our Society was elected an Honorary 
Member of the Huguenot Association of New Rochelle. The Secre- 
tary read resolutions in regard to Entertainment. She was appointed 
Chairman of the Entertainment, with Mr. Dutton, Mr. Rhinelander, 
and Dr. Darlington. 

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There were two special meetings of the Committee appointed to 
raise money for Publications of the Society. Mr. Dutton interviewed 
Mr. Bagby about expenses. A concert (without the artists) would 
not be more than S5000; every seat being sold, the Society would have 
a profit of #3000. Resolved that a Musicale be given to raise money 
for the Publication Fund, and that Mrs. Lawton, Mr. Rhinelander, 
Mr. Dutton, and Dr. Darlington be appointed a Committee with full 
power to arrange for the Concert ; that before agreeing with the singers 
and others the Committee shall secure the Guaranty Fund of S5000, and 
that the contracts on behalf of the Huguenot Society shall be in writ- 
ing; that the liabilities are not to exceed the amount of the Guaranty 
Fund. Circular letter to be sent to members. 

CONCERT AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA, THURSDAY, 3 P.M., MARCH 10, I9IO 

(In Aid of the Historical Work of the Huguenot Society of America. Soloists: Madame 
Tetrazzini, Mr. Gilibert; by courtesy of the Manhattan Opera Company. Mr. Victor 
Herbert and his Orchestra.) 



The Program 



I. Vorspiel, "Die Meistersinger " 



Wagner 



Orchestra 



2. a. Tannhauser 

b. Madrigal 

c. Le Garcon 



Wagner 
F. Thome 
Bizet 



Mr. Gilibert 



3. Aria from " Hamlet " 



A. Thomas 



Madame Tetrazzini 



4. Kammenoi Ostrow 



Rubinstein 



Orchestra 



5. Duet from "The Daughter of the Regiment 



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Donizetti 



Madame Tetrazzini and Mr. Gilibert 



6. a. Traumerei 
b. Spinning Song 



Schumann 
Hollaender 



String Orchestra 
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7. 



Martini 
Messager 
Berat 



Mr. Gilibert 

8. Polonaise from " Mignon " - A.Thomas 

Madame Tetrazzini 

9. Isolden's Liebestod, "Tristan und Isolde" - - Wagner 

Orchestra 

The Huguenot Society of America 

COMMITTEE 

Mrs. James M. Lawton Mr. William Dalliba Dutton 

Chairman Mr. T. J. Oakley Rhinelander 

Dr. Thomas Darlington Treasurer 

Col. William Jay, President 

PAST PRESIDENTS 

Hon. John Jay — 1883 Mr. Henry G. Marquand 

Mr. Frederic J. de Peyster 

patrons 



Mrs. C. Thayer Adams 

Mrs. William Allen 

Miss M. L. Anderson 

Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury 

Mrs. John Turner Atterbury 

Miss E. Aymar 

Mrs. Charles G. Ayres 

Mrs. W. Rathbone Bacon 

Mr. Albert Morris Bagby 

Mrs. Robert F. Ballantine 

Mrs. James L. Banks 

Mrs. William M. Barnum 

Mrs. George Ward Bartholomew 

Mrs. Weston Bascome 

Mrs. A. Chester Beatty 

Mrs. E. Le Grand Beers 

Mrs. Frederick Billings 

Mrs. Birckhead 

Mrs. Sanford Bissell 



Mrs. Dewitt Clinton Blair 
Mrs. Frank J. Blodgett 
Mrs. Edward Charles Blum 
Mrs. F. H. Bosworth 
Miss Boudinot 

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Bowdoin 
Miss Isabel Graham Bowdoin 
Mrs. Edward Breitung 
Mrs. Henry C. Brewster 
Mrs. S. D. Brewster 
Mr. Howard C. Brokaw 
Mrs. William Adams Brown 
Miss Eva Buckingham 
Mr. Charles C. Bull 
Mrs. Henry G. Campbell 
Miss Harriet K. Campbell 
Mrs. Thomas Lincoln Chad- 
bourne, Jr. 
Mrs. Knight Dexter Cheney 



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Mrs. Charles F. Chickering 

Mr. Hunt Chipley 

Rev. Nicholas Bayard Clinch 

Miss E. V. Cockcroft 

Mrs. George B. Cortelyou 

Mrs. D. Jones Crain 

Mrs. Paul D. Cravath 

Mrs. C. Vanderbilt Cross 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fulton 

Cutting 
Mr. and Mrs. Telamon Cuyler 
Mrs. Chalmers Dale 

MisS S. DE PAU D ALTON 

Mr. Charles F. Darlington 

Miss Dorothea Darlington 

Mr. and Mrs. Gherardi Davis 

Miss Katharine Day 

Mr. Robert W. de Forest 

Mr. Eugene Delano 

Miss Julia L. Delafield 

Mrs. William Curtis Demorest 

Mrs. Frederic J. de Peyster 

Miss Harriet N. Devotion 

Mrs. J. Henry Dick 

Mrs. Francis E. Dodge 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Blanchard 

Dominick 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Donnellon 
Mr. William P. Douglas 
Mr. Herbert Du Puy 
Miss Charlotte Elizabeth 

Dudley 
Mrs. J. B. Duncan 
Mr. Joseph R. Duryee 
Mr. Theodore H. Eaton 
Mrs. William W. Ellsworth 
Mrs. Alfred Ely 
Mrs. William Ely 
Mrs. John Erying 
Mrs. Clarence Fahnestock 
Mrs. Hamilton R. Fairfax 
Mrs. Lindsay Fairfax 
Mrs. George A. Farnham 
Mr. Edward Ridley Finch 
Mrs. N. A. M. Foote 
Mrs. JaMES Carroll Frazer 
Mrs. Henri Lucien E. Gargan 
Mrs. Elbert H. Gary 
Mrs. Cass Gilbert 
Mrs. John Westfield Gillette 
Mrs. Quincey O. M. Gillmore 
Mrs. F. W. Goddard 



Mrs. J. Warren Goddard 

Mrs. CORTLANDT GODWIN 

Miss Helen M. Gould 

Mrs. Robert S. Gould 

Mrs. George S. Graham 

Bishop and Mrs. Greer 

Mrs. Eugene Griffin 

Mrs. Francis Hayt Griffin 

Mrs. Walter S. Gurnee 

Mrs. John H. Hanan 

Mrs. D wight M. Harris 

Miss Caroline Coventry Haynes 

Mrs. George Callendine Heck 

Miss Annie May Hegeman 

Miss Eleanor G. Hewitt 

Mr. William Hillman 

Mrs. C. W. Hillyer 

Miss E. J. HOAGLAND 

Mr. Alfred Hodges 

Mrs. Eugene A. Hoffman 

Mrs. L. Holbrook 

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Y. L'Hom- 

medieu 
Mrs. James Hopkins 
Mrs. Edward S. Hosmer 
Mr. Paul Mascarene Hubbard 
Mrs. Frederic W. Huidekoper 
Mr. J. W. Hunter 
Mrs. Robert Hawley Ingersoll 
Mrs. Oscar B. Ireland 
Miss Margaret A. Jackson 
Prof. Samuel Macauley Jackson 
Mrs. Walter B. James 
Colonel and Mrs. William Jay 
Miss Eleanor Jenkinson 
Mrs. George L. Jewett 
Mrs. Adrian H. Joline 
Mrs. A. D. Juilliard 
Mrs. William Vinton King 
Miss Emma G. Lathrop 
Mrs. Edward Lauterbach 
Mrs. George Perkins Lawton 
Miss Ida Lawton 
Mrs. Henry C. Lea 
Miss Nina Lea 
Mrs. Preston Lea 
Mrs. William H. Lefferts 
Mrs. Lowell Lincoln 
Mr. Robert T. Lincoln 
Mrs. Smith M. Lindsay 
Miss E. H. Lockwood 
Mrs. Heth Lorton 



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Miss Julia McAllister 

Mrs. George G. McMurtry 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Mc- 

WlLLIAMS 

Miss Alice Catherine Maguire 

Mrs. Edwin H. Mairs 

Miss Lucy B. Marks 

Mrs. H. I. Martin 

Mrs. Clifford Middleton 

Mrs. Alfred Graham Miles 

Mrs. Elisha Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius B. 

Mitchell 
Mrs. S. Z. Mitchell 
Mr. William Mitchell 
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Molleson 
Mr. Orra E. Monnette 
Mrs. Russell Wellman Moore 
Mrs. Paul Morton 
Mrs. H. Victor Newcomb 
Mrs. Edward T. Nichols 
Mrs. Imogen B. Oakley 
Mrs. O'Day 
Mrs. Ansel Oppenheim 
Mrs. John E. Parsons 
Mrs. W. Eugene Parsons 
Dr. Edward L. Partridge 
Mrs. H. d'Auby Pearce 
Mrs. C. Berry Peats 
Miss Lilla S. Pechin 
Mr. Howland Pell 
Mr. Howland Haggerty Pell 
Mrs. Newton Perkins 
Mrs. Charles P. Perkins 
Miss Elizabeth Pfrkins 
Mr. William A. Perry 
Mrs. J. J. Phelan 
Mrs. Dean Pierce 
Mrs. Henry Kirke Porter 
Mrs. Stephen Rushmore Post 
Mr. Charles Pryer 
Mrs. E. G. Putnam 
Mrs. Moses Taylor Pyne 
Miss E. D. Randolph 
Mr. Daniel G. Reid 
Miss Margaret S. Remsen 
Mr. James P. Reynolds 
Miss Serena Rhinelander 
Mrs. T. J. Oakley Rhinelander 
Mrs. William Rhinelander 
Mrs. Joseph H. Rieman 
Mrs. James Riordan 



Miss Mary E. Robert 
Mrs. Charles F. Roe 
Mrs. Russell Sage 
Miss Sahler 

Mr. William Cary Sanger 

Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee 

Mr. Theodore F. Sanxay 

Mrs. John Scott, Jr. 

Mrs. Philip Mark Shannon 

Mrs. Chandler Smith 

Miss Laurastine Cotheal Smith 

Mrs. Rosa Wright Smith 

Mrs. John H. Snitzen 

Miss Margaret Stimson 

Mrs. J. M. Stoddard 

Mrs. Alan Hartwell Strong 

Mrs. William Stursburg 

Mrs. Francis B. Swayne 

Mrs. E. Y. Swift 

Mrs. J. Akin Taber 

Mr. E. M. Tailer 

Mr. Nathaniel Thayer 

Mrs. Sherwood S. Thompson 

Mr. Howard Townsend 

Miss Clementine Rosa Troxell 

Mrs. Alfred Tuckerman 

Miss Tweedie 

Miss Anne S. Van Cortlandt 

Mr. James S. Van Cortlandt 

Mrs. Vanderbilt 

Mrs. Samuel Van Dusen 

Miss Mary Van B. Vanderpoel 

Mrs. T. A. Vanderpoel 

Dr. and Mrs. Henry van Dyke 

Miss K. K. Viele 

Mrs William P. Wainright 

Mrs. George Cabot Ward 

Mrs. John I. Waterbury 

Miss Waterbury 

Miss Julia Chester Wells 

Dr. Faneuil D. Weisse 

Mr. Evert Jansen Wendell 

Mrs. J. Kemp West 

Mrs. Clarence L. Westcott 

Mrs. Joshua Wilbour 

Mrs. William W. Wilcox 

Mrs. Hans Winterfeldt 

Mrs. Frank Spencer Witherbee 

Mrs. Herbert C. Wright 

Miss Elizabeth F. Young 

Mrs. Emelia F. Young 

Mrs. William Hopkins Young 



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Statement of Receipts and Expenses 



SALE OF BOXES AND SEATS 

22 boxes at $50.00 $1,100.00 

1 box at $40.00 40.00 

5 boxes at S25.00 125.00 

6 boxes at $20.00 120.00 
482 tickets at $5.00 2,410.00 
Sales by Tyson, Man. Hotel 18.00 
Sales by Tyson, Waldorf 80.00 
Sales by Mr. Rhinelander 8.50 
Donations 140.30 

$4,041.80 

EXPENSES 

Rent Waldorf-Astoria $ 250.00 

Madame Tetrazzini 2,500.00 

Mr. Gilibert 500.00 

Orchestra 662.00 

Printing circulars, etc. 151 .70 

Show cards 5.00 

Advertising 139.00 (See itemized bill below) 

F. V. Doane 550.85 

Services $ 300.00 

Box tickets 4.00 

Envelopes 9.30 

Postage 181.40 

Sundries 56.15 

$ 550.85 



Expenses $4,758-55 
Receipts 4,041.80 
Deficit $716.75 



$4,758.55 



March 18th — Check deposited in Astor Place Bank as donation: 

Deficit $716.75 
Donation 619.75 

$ 97.00 Deficit 

This deficit was covered by check from Mrs. Lawton to be returned to her. 

(Itemized bill) 
Bill for one Sunday $ 21.00 

Bill for one Sunday 21.00 
Bill extra advertisement 97.00 

$139.00 

Report of Concert 

I hardly think I am able to judge of the success of the Concert, 
for in spite of the exquisite music, I never passed two such wretchedly 
miserable hours. Socially and musically, nothing finer has been in 
New York for years. From one point of view, that of making money 
over and above the expenses, owing to the serene in difference of most 
of the members, more than three fourths of whom never even ac- 

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knowledged the notice or circular letter, it was a fiasco. It was one of 
the most bitter disappointments of my life. 

We have covered the deficit on the total expenses of $4758.55, with 
the exception of S97, for an extra advertisement which brought us in 
two tickets. The financial report will be read by the Treasurer. I 
have had most gratifying letters and calls from some of the members 
of the Society, but mostly from strangers, thanking the Committee for 
the greatest musical success of the season, expressing great interest 
in the Huguenot Society. Seven regular applications for membership 
have been made. Mr. Stanley Weyman sent us a check from London 
for ten dollars, also an offer for a benefit performance of a new play by 
Mr. Eberly Gross. I wish to thank from my heart the member of the 
Executive Committee who wrote me saying that even should there 
be a deficit, the Concert had been superb, and was good enough to place 
the success on my "strenuous endeavors. " 

Mr. Bowdoin also warmed my heart by his words of congratulation 
and appreciation. I wish to say here that I appealed at the beginning 
to ten of our lady members to interest friends, and to sell tickets; there 
was a great deal going on, receptions, etc., and though several tried to 
help and did sell a few, they had no time. 

The Treasurer's report shows the deficit. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. James M. Lawton, 

Secretary. 

New York, March 22, 1910. 
On March 22, 1910, it was decided to hold the Business Meeting on 
April 13th, at 8.00 o'clock, and the Annual Meeting at 8.15, same 
day. 

Prof. Jackson of the Publication Committee reported that Mr. 
Williston Walker, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of Church History in 
Yale University, would deliver at the Annual Meeting an address on 
John Calvin and the Calvin Celebration in Geneva in July, 1909. 

Mr. Charles Darlington, Mr. William Mitchell, and Mr. Erskine 
Hewitt were appointed Nominating Committee. 

The Secretary reported that she, Mr. Mirabel, her coachman, and 
maid had worked for over ten days and had nearly completed the 
packing of the books, etc. The rooms in the new Engineers Building 
would be ready by Good Friday, and she proposed with the consent of 
the Executive Committee to move in on March 28th. 

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 



New York, April 13, 1910. 

The Annual Meeting of the Huguenot Society of America was held ' 
at 29 West 39th Street, on Wednesday, Apr. 13th, at 8.15 p. M. 

The Secretary read extracts of the minutes of the last Annual 
Meeting which were accepted. 



Secretary's Report 



The Secretary has the honor to submit the following report. Since 
last Annual Meeting, members elected, 21, resignations, 2, deaths, 7. 
Insignia sold, 7, Marigold pins and buttons sold, 4. 

Meetings of the Executive Committee, 8, including 2 special 
meetings to decide about Concert; 3 meetings of the Celebration 
Committee; 1 Business Meeting. 

No Society meeting. Concert given at the Waldorf-Astoria. The 
report of the Hudson -Fulton Celebration has been given in our last 
volume, and the report of the Concert given to each member in circular 
letters. 

List of deceased members from April 13, 1909, to April 13, 19 10: 



ELECTED DIED 

1896 Clarkson, Mrs. Eliza L. de P. May 16, 1909 
Ancestor: de Peyster 

1885 Russell, Mrs. Henry G. June 1, 1909 

Ancestor: Bernon 
1900 De Luze, Philip Schuyler June 11, 1909 

Ancestor: de Luze 

1897 Huntington, Rev. Wm. R. July 26, 1909 
Ancestor: Baret 

1885 de Schickler, Baron Fernand Oct. 18, 1909 

President of the French Society; 
Honorary Member 
1885 Jones, Mrs. F. Cazenove Nov. 12, 1909 

Ancestors: de Cazenove, de la Mar 

Rice, Mrs. Charles E. Dec. 1909 

Ancestor: Gaylord 

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1884 Le Boutillier, Mrs. Margaret Mar. 29, 1910 

Ancestor: Guitton 

Treasurer's Report 

The Treasurer read his report (see pages 12-14), which was 
accepted and ordered placed on the minutes. 

Report of the Pedigree Committee 

The Chairman of the Pedigree Committee reports that four new 
Huguenot names have been added to our list: Richard Renard, de 
Croy, Pierre Morin, from La Rochelle, du Fais from Chatillon-sur- 
Loire. This last was on the list many years ago but was taken off 
when Mr. du Fais' father died. 

The Secretary reports from the Pedigree Committee the names of 
new members with dates of elections from April 13, 1909, to April 13, 
1910. 

Members elected May 15, 1909: 

Quincy O. M. Gillmore — Ancestors, de Rapelie, Trico, du Bois; 
Proposer, Henry Van Kleeck; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

Mrs. George H. Wilson — Ancestor, Richard Renard; Proposer, 
Mrs. Western Bascome; Seconder, Miss Maria W. Pinney. 

Mrs. Clarence H. Youngs — Ancestors, Devotion, Stelle, Legereau; 
Proposer, Mrs. C. D. Ward; Seconder, Mrs. L. Holbrook. 

Members elected on Nov. 30, 1909: 

Francis E. Woodruff — Ancestor, de Croy; Proposer, Mrs. Byron 
Sherman; Seconder, Theodore S. Woolsey. 

Miss Theresa Pierrepont Bicknell — Ancestors, Renaudet, de 
Rapelie, Trico; Proposer, George A. Bicknell; Seconder, Philip Rhine- 
lander. 

Dr. W. Sohier Bryant — Ancestors, Sigourney, Pairan, Germain; 
Proposer, Dr. Pearce Bailey; Seconder, Dr. Charles Bull. 

Richard Floyd Clinch — Ancestors, Bayard, de Peyster, Chevalier; 
Proposer, Mrs. James M. Lawton; Seconder, Rev. Nicholas B. Clinch. 

Arthur Delano Weekes — Ancestor, de Lannoy; Proposer, Mrs. 
Sanford Bissell; Seconder, William D. Dutton. 

Members elected on January 5, 19 10: 

Mrs. J. Newton Perkins — Ancestors, de Lannoy, Molines; Pro- 
poser, Mrs. James M. Lawton; Seconder, Miss Elizabeth B. Perkins. 



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13 



TREASURER'S REPORT (Continued) 



STATEMENT SHOWING GENERAL A/C DEFICIT FOR YEAR ENDING APRIL 13, I9IO 



Expenses of General a/c for year 
Deficit of previous year 
Vol. VI. of Proceedings 

Net expenses of the Hudson-Fulton celebration 



$2,189.98 
25436 
130.03 
111.50 



$2,685.87 



Receipts from General a/c for year $1,858.65 
Deficit of previous year, — made up by Executive Com- 
mittee 254.36 
Mrs. Lawton's contribution to pay for Vol. VI. of Proceed- 
ings 130.03 



1910 

April 13 Deficit for the year 



$2,243.04 



$ 442.83 



Note: General a/c does not include Permanent Fund, Loving Cup Fund, Historical 
Fund, or Annual Library a/c. 



PERMANENT FUND SHOWS INCREASE FOR YEAR AS FOLLOWS: 



Amount of Fund, April 13, 1910 
April 13, 1909 



$1,103.12 
678.12 



Increase for year, $ 425.00 

Permanent Fund is comprised of Life Memberships and Initiation Fees only. 



New York, April 13, 1910. 



T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



BOND ACCOUNT 



1 U. S. Steel 

I Mexican Government 

I Japanese Government 

I American Tobacco 

I Brooklyn R. T. 

1 Norfolk & Western R. R. 



Total, 



Par Value Cost 

$1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1 ,000.00 
1,000.00 
500.00 

$5,500.00 $5,402.88 



Nbw York, April 13, 1910. 



T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 
Treasurer. 



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Miss Kathlyne K. Viele — Ancestor, Hugo Freer; Proposer, Mrs. 
Quincy O. M. Gillmore; Seconder, Mrs. John H. Abeel. 

Eugene Pintard Bicknell — Ancestors, Renaudet, de Rapelie, Trico; 
Proposer, George A. Bicknell; Seconder, Miss Theresa P. Bicknell. 

Miss Fannie C. Bicknell — Ancestors, Renaudet, de Rapelie, Trico; 
Proposer, George A. Bicknell; Seconder, Miss Theresa P. Bicknell. 

Mrs. Wm. Johnston Taylor — Ancestor, de Rapelie; Proposer, Mrs. 
L. Holbrook; Seconder, Mrs. Charles F. Roe. 

Members elected on March 22, 19 10: 

Capt. George de Grasse Catlin — Ancestors, Nicholas du Puy, de 
Vaux, Blanshan, Jorisse; Proposer, Jose Aymar; Seconder, Gen. 
Frederick D. Grant. 

William Curtis Demorest — Ancestors, Des Marest, Sohier, Cresson, 
Cloos; Proposer, Mrs. Sanford Bissell; Seconder, Mrs. Zachry. 

John du Fais — Ancestor, du Fais; Proposer, Mr. T. J. Oakley 
Rhinelander; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

Miss Hannah Lewis Scott — Ancestor, Pierre Morin; Proposer, 
T. Willing Balch ; Seconder, Dr. Robert Le Conte. 

Mrs. Sophie H. Bushnell — Ancestor, Nicholas du Puis; Proposer, 
Miss Clementine R. Troxell ; Seconder, Miss Maria M. Richardson. 

Members elected on April 13, 19 10: 

Mrs. Thomas P. Anschutz — Ancestors, Ferree, du Bois, Blanshan, 
Deyo; Proposer, Mrs. Sarah M. Ogden; Seconder, Mrs. John Scott, Jr. 

Mrs. Frank J. Campbell — Ancestors, Perrin, Thorel; Proposer, 
Mrs. L. Holbrook; Seconder, Mrs. Charles F. Roe. 

Report of the Library Committee from April 13, 1909, to April 13, 1910 
Books received : 

Minutes Albany County Board, 2 vols. 

History of the French Protestant Refugees, by Weiss, 2 vols., given 
by Mrs. Holbrook. 

The Dupuy Family, given by Mr. Herbert Dupuy. 
Five vols, from the Library of Congress. 

Records of the Churches in Staten Island, bought by the Society, 
$15. 

Henry Clay Payne, given by Mrs. Lydia W. Payne. 
Registers of the Protestant Church at Caen, given by Colonel 
Henry A. Du Pont. 

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Thirteen vols, given by the Societe de l'Histoire Vaudoise. 
Monthly Bulletin of the Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme 
Francais. 

Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London. 
Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, paid for by the 
Society. 

Two numbers of Westchester County Magazine, containing the 
Genealogy of Fauconnier, given by Mr. Faulkner. 

Bulletin of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. 

Historical Facts and Chronological Table of Hasbrouck Family, 
given by Mr. Frederic Colver. 

Annual Report of the American Historical Association. 

Two dozen cups and saucers and one dozen plates given by Mrs. 
Lawton. 

Dictionnaire Historique et Genealogique des Families du Poitou, 
vol. iv., bought by the Society. 

Sage, Slocum, and- Allied Families, given by Mrs. Russell Sage. 

A translation of the first twenty pages of the second volume of the 
Proceedings of the German Huguenot Society, by Mrs. George A. Lung. 

In 1902, Mrs. Louise du B. Kendall notified the Executive Com- 
mittee that she had left by will to the Society a large press in French 
wood put together with wooden pegs. This press was brought to 
America by her ancestor, Louis du Bois, and in the top part, which is 
hollow, were kept the family papers. This spring, Mr,-. Kendall made 
a gift to the Society of this press, wishing to give something to the 
Society before her death. 

Report of the Publication Committee: Volume VI. of the Society's 
Proceedings printed and sent to every member. 

The Nominating Committee presented the following list of nom- 
inees for officers for 1910-1 1 : 

PRESIDENT 

Col. William Jay, N. Y. City 

VICE-PRESIDENTS 

For New York 
George S. Bowdoin, Esq., N. Y. City 

For Staten Island 
William H. Falconer, Esq., New York 
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For Long Island 
George A. Bicknell, Esq., New York 

For New Rochelle 
Henry M. Lester, Esq., New Rochelle, N. Y. 

For New Paltz 
Hon. A. T. Clearwater, Kingston, N. Y. 

For Boston 
Nathaniel Thayer, Esq., Boston, Mass. 

For New Oxford 
Hon. Richard Olney, Boston, Mass. 

For Narragansett 
William Ely, Esq., Providence, R. I. 

For New Jersey 
Prof. Allan Marquand, Princeton, N. J. 

For Delaware 
Col. H. A. Du Pont, Winterthur, Del. 

For Pennsylvania 
Herbert Dupuy, Esq., Pittsburg, Pa. 

For Virginia 
James W. Hunter, Esq., Norfolk, Va. 

For South Carolina 
Rev. Robert Wilson, D.D. 

TREASURER 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Esq., N. Y. City 

SECRETARY 

Mrs. James M. Lawton, N. Y. City. 
chaplain 

Rt. Rev. James H. Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

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Election of officers: Before the election, Mrs. Lawton, Secretary, 
gave in her resignation, asking the Society to accept it and to elect 
some other in her place. The resignation was not accepted. The 
President and Treasurer said "that if she resigned, they would also, 
and there would have to be a new deal all around." On motion of 
Mr. William Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. George Perkins Lawton, the 
Secretary was requested to cast one ballot ; declined, and the Treasurer 
being requested to cast one ballot, did so. The officers on same were 
declared unanimously elected. 

Prof. Williston Walker, Ph.D., D.D., Professor of Church History in 
Yale University, was presented and delivered a most able and satisfy- 
ing address on Calvin and the exercises attending the Celebration in 
Geneva. A resolution of thanks was voted to the Professor. Our 
Society had been represented at the Celebration by Monsieur Weiss, 
Secretary of the French Society and Honorary Member of the Ameri- 
can Society. A copy of Professor Walker's paper was asked for for 
the Proceedings, and Professor Jackson said he would try and get some 
notes for us, as it was not written. 1 

After the meeting adjourned, some of the members went to the 
new Library for tea, where we passed a pleasant evening. 

New York, November i6, 1910. 

At the Executive Committee meeting, Nov. 16, 19 10, the Secretary 
read a letter from Prof. S. M. Jackson, Chairman Publication Com- 
mittee, giving his resignation as Chairman of that Committee, and 
suggesting that Colonel Jay nominate a gentleman who is a Huguenot 
and a fine scholar in Huguenot history and a literary man, James West- 
fall Thompson, author of the Religious Wars of France and Professor 
of Modern History in the University of Chicago. In retiring from 
the Executive Committee, Professor Jackson wishes to express again his 
admiration of the energy, enthusiasm, and devotion with which the 
Secretary serves the Huguenot Society. 

On motion of Mr. William Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. Lawton, 
resolved that the Secretary write to Professor Jackson, "That in com- 
pliance with his reiterated request, the Committee accept his resig- 
nation and beg to tender to him their most grateful appreciation 
of his many kindnesses and faithful and efficient services for the 
Society. " 

1 It is with great regret that we have to report that Prof. Walker has not been able to 
give us his address. He spoke without notes. 

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Mrs. Lawton reported that according to authority given to her to 
lend to the Exhibit at Van Cortlandt any books, papers, or articles, she 
had the honor to state that she succeeded in getting together from the 
Archives of the Society, from members and non-members, a very 
creditable exhibit. 

She was elected Chairman of the Huguenot Exhibit by the Colonial 
Dames, and Miss Haldane was appointed Vice- Chairman. She added 
to the Committee, Miss Dudley, Miss Zabriskie, Miss Forsythe, Mrs. 
Edward Townsend, all Colonial Dames. 

This Committee desired her to report to the Huguenot Society 
that "The Exhibit has been made possible entirely through your 
Secretary," but the Secretary wished to state that without the courtesy 
and kindness of Mrs. Robison, President of the Colonial Dames, and 
the deep interest taken by the members in the Huguenot Exhibit, her 
efforts would have been worse than useless. 

The following letter was sent to Mrs. Robison : 

"Mrs. William Robison, 

"President Colonial Dames, State of New York. 
"Dear Madam: 

"At the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Huguenot 
Society of America, the following Resolution was passed and the Secre- 
tary requested to transmit it to you: 'Resolved, that Mrs. William 
Robison, President of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, be 
elected Honorary Member of the Huguenot Society of America. * 
" (For the Committee) E. M. C. A. Lawton, 

"Secretary H. S. of A." 

"To the Colonial Dames of the State of New York. 
"Ladies: 

"The Executive Committee of the Huguenot Society of America 
desire me to express to the Colonial Dames of the State of New York 
their appreciative thanks for their truly sisterly kindness in having 
made possible the Huguenot Exhibit. This Exhibit under the aus- 
pices of the Colonial Dames has placed the two Societies in close touch, 
and has done much to call the attention of Americans to the Huguenots 
and their history. The Committee extend to all Colonial Dames of 
Huguenot descent a cordial invitation to join the Society and thereby 
commemorate the memories of their Huguenot ancestors. 

"(For the Committee) E. M. C. A. Lawton, 

"Secretary. " 

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New York, January 13, 191 1. 
At the meeting of Jan. 13, 191 1, Mrs. Lawton read a letter from 
Mrs. Charles W. Maury, who presents to the Society the photograph of 
the bowl used as a Sacramental Cup or Chalice at the services of the 
Huguenots in Meaux, France, in 1540, and from which the "Fourteen 
of Meaux" drank after their tongues were cut out and they were tied 
to the fagots or stakes on which they were burnt. Mrs. Scott also 
presented the photograph of the Old French Bible which was at the 
Exhibit. A letter of thanks was sent to Mrs. Maury. 

New York, March 2, 191 1. 
At a meeting of the Stewards held on March 2, 191 1, Mr. Hewitt 
suggested that should Gov. Woodrow Wilson accept as speaker, it 
might be well to give him this point about the Huguenots, as he would 
be interested to know what Mr. Hewitt learned from his father, ex- 
Mayor Hewitt : — That of nine Huguenot men who landed at Haver- 
straw, all nine became Mayors of different towns. They were all poor 
when they landed but their intelligence and integrity were such as to 
secure for each one of them the highest positions in the towns where 
they settled. 

New York, March 20, 191 1. 
At a meeting of the Stewards held on March 20, 191 1, Mr. Wm. 
Mitchell, Chairman of the Souvenir Committee, reported that with 
Mrs. Lawton and Mr. Rhinelander, they decided to have as Souvenirs 
a plaquette in bronze; on one side will be the Insignia of the Society, 
and on the other side the portraits of Henri IV. and Marguerite de 
Valois, this plaquette enclosed in a box with fleurs-de-lis. The 
price will be $375, of which Mr. Rhinelander pays $100.00, Mrs. 
Lawton $100.00, Mr. Mitchell $100.00, and Mr. George Bowdoin 
$75-0o. 

On motion, the report was accepted. 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 

New York, April 13, 191 1. 

The Annual Meeting of the Huguenot Society of America was held 
at the Library on April 13, 191 1. Mr. William Mitchell presided. 

The Secretary read extracts from the last Annual Meeting which 
were approved and accepted. 

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Secretary's Report 



The Secretary has the honor to submit the following report : Since 
last Annual Meeting, deaths, n ; members elected, 35; resignations, 6; 
Insignia sold, 14; Marigold pins and buttons sold, 6; meetings of the 
Executive Committee, 8, one Business Meeting, no Society meeting, 
four meetings of the Stewards. 

An Exhibit of Huguenot Relics was given at Van Cortlandt 
House Museum, June to January, 19 10, which was most satisfactory. 

List of deceased members from April 13, 1910, to April 13, 191 1: 

ELECTED DIED 

April 12, 1904 Charles C. Dickinson May 24, 19 10 





Ancestor: Laurier 




1898 


Cornelius Berrien Mitchell 
Ancestor: Berrien 


May 25, 1910 


1886 


Theodore M Bant a 
Ancestors: Demarest, Sohier, 

Cresson, Vigue, Cuvilye, de Ruine 


Sent 17 iqio 


1904 


Vennette P. Pelletrean 
Ancestor: Pelletrean 


Oct. 30, 1910 


1905 


Theodore H. Eaton 


Nov. 13, 1910 




Ancestor: Berrien 




1900 


Linus H. Fuller 

Ancestors: Molines, Mahieu 


Nov. 13, 1910 


1887 


William Grasset Thomas 
Ancestor: Grasset 


Nov. 19, 1910 


1898 


Mrs. S. L. du B. Kendall 
Ancestors : du Bois, Bentyn 


Dec. 20, 1910 


1890 


Miss Isabel G. Bowdoin 
Ancestor: Beaudoin 


Jan. 31, 191 1 


1897 


Nathaniel Thayer 
Ancestor: Bayard 


Mar. 21, 191 1 


1910 


Henry de Peyster 
Ancestor: de Peyster 


May 6, 191 1 



Note: The Executive Committee attended the Memorial Ser- 
vices to their late Associate Member, Mr. Cornelius B. Mitchell, on 
Nov. 16, 1910. 

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TREASURER'S REPORT (Continued) 



STATEMENT SHOWING DEFICIT IN GENERAL ACCOUNT FOR YEAR ENDING APRIL 13, I9II 



Expenses of General a/c for the year $2,171.43 

Deficit of previous year 442.83 

Insurance in re Van Cortlandt Exhibit 84-97 

Purchase of $1,000 Mexican Bond 977-96 $3,677.19 



Receipts from General a/c for year $1,914.84 
Proceeds of Mexican Bond redeemed 970.00 
Insurance in re Van Cortlandt Exhibit 84.97 
Subscribed by Executive Committee to make up previous year's deficit 442.83 $3,412.64 



Deficit for current year $ 264.55 



Note: General a/c does not include Permanent Fund, Loving 
Cup Fund, Historical Fund, or Annual Library a/c 



Deficit of year ending April 13,1910 $ 442.83 

Deficit of current year 264.55 

Showing saving for this year of $ 178.28 
Permanent Fund shows increase for year as follows: 

Amount of Fund, April 13, 191 1 $1,583.12 

Amount of Fund, April 13, 1910 1,103.12 

Increase for year $ 480.00 



Permanent Fund is composed of Life Memberships and Initiation 
fees only. 



MEMBERSHIPS 

New members admitted during the year 28 

Loss through resignations and deaths and one dropped 17 

Gain for year 1 1 

Dues received during present year $ 1,595.00 

Dues received during last previous year 1 ,565.00 

Gain for year $ 30.00 



New York, April 13, 191 1. 



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T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



HISTORICAL FUND SUBSCRIPTIONS 



Mrs. E. R. Peabody $100.00 

William B. Blackwell 25.00 

Mrs. C. C. Goldthwaite 10.00 

A. K. Hunt 5.00 

William M. Fontaine 10.00 

E. F. Farnham 5.00 

Mrs. William J. Wright 25.00 

C. W. Maury 10.00 

Mrs. E. M. Ogden 5.00 

H. A. Du Pont 100.00 

Mrs. E. M. C. A. Lawton 100.00 

Mrs. J. L. Jerome 5.00 

Mrs. C. S. Sargent 10.00 

Dr. A. E. Helffenstein 10.00 

L. H. Fuller 10.00 

Mrs. M. F. Payson 20.00 

Geo. DeB. Keim 10.00 

W. R. Britton 5.00 

Concert Fund surplus 19.20 

H. R. Duval 5.00 

Interest of savings-bank to Jan. 1, 191 1 9.78 

$498.98 

New York, April 13, 191 1. 



BOND ACCOUNT 



Par Value 



Cost 



I U. S. Steel 

1 Mexican Government 
I Japanese Government 
I American Tobacco 
I Brooklyn R. T. 
1 Norfolk & W T est. R. R. 



Total 



$1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1 ,000.00 
1,000.00 
500.00 

$5,500.00 $5,410.84 



New York, April 13, 191 1 



T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



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Report of the Pedigree Committee 



The Chairman of the Pedigree Committee reports that three new 
Huguenot names have been added to our list: Michaux, Rochette, 
Heurretin. 

Members elected since April 13, 19 10, to April 13, 191 1. 
Elected on May 26, 1910: 

Mrs. Lorraine Farquhar Jones — Ancestor, de la Fontaine; Pro- 
poser, Mrs. Western Bascome; Seconder, Mrs. Hunter M. Meriwether. 

Mr. Frank Puaux, President of "La Societe de l'Histoire du Pro- 
testantisme Francais," was elected Honorary Member of the Huguenot 
Society of America, in place of Monsieur le Baron Fernand de Schickler, 
deceased. 

Elected on July 9, 1910: 

Clarence Moore — Ancestor, Marin Duval; Proposer, Hon. Chaun- 
cey M. Depew; Seconder, Mrs. V. E. Huidekoper. 

Mrs. W. E. Stanley — Ancestor, Louis du Bois; Proposer, Mrs. 
Western Bascome ; Seconder, Mrs. Hunter M. Meriwether. 

Members elected on October 25, 19 10: 

John Townsend Johnson — Ancestors, Hasbrouck, Deyo; Proposer, 
Ralph Le Fevre; Seconder, Hon. A. T. Clearwater. 

Mrs. Arthur T. Sullivan — Ancestors, Angevine, Naudin ; Proposer, 
Mrs. Quincy O. M. Gillmore; Seconder, Miss Mary V. B. Vanderpoel. 

Mrs. Thomas B. Tomb — Ancestors, de Rapalie, Trico; Proposer, 
Mrs. Western Bascome; Seconder, Mrs. Hunter M. Meriwether. 

Gen. Henry Granville Sharpe — Ancestors, Abraham Hasbrouck 
(2 lines), Jean Hasbrouck, Deyo (3 lines), Bevier, Guimar, Le Blanc, 
du Bois, Blanshan, Jorisse; Proposer, Colonel Henry A. Du Pont; 
Seconder, Henry Francis Du Pont. 

Howard Maston Canoune — Ancestors, Canon, Legrand; Proposer, 
Rev. Joseph P. Duryee; Seconder, J. B. Dumont. 

Mrs. Charles W. Nevin — Ancestors, Perot, Cousson; Proposer, 
Mrs. Thomas P. Anschutz; Seconder, Mrs. Preston Lea. 

William Marston Seabury — Ancestor, L'Espenard; Proposer, 
Cortlandt S. Van Rensselaer; Seconder, E. T. Farnham. 

Members elected on November 16, 19 10: 

John Van Beuren Mitchell — Ancestor, Berrien; Proposer, Mrs. 
James M. Lawton; Seconder, Mr. William Mitchell. 

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Miss Grace Mitchell — Ancestor, Berrien; Proposer, Mr. William 
Mitchell; Seconder, Mrs. J. M. Lawton. 

Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax — Ancestor, Bayard; Proposer, Mrs. J. M. 
Lawton; Seconder, Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury. 

William Edward du Bois — Ancestors, du Bois, Blanshan; Proposer, 
Mrs. J. M. Lawton; Seconder, Ralph Lefevre. 

Henry de Peyster — Ancestor, de Peyster; Proposer, Mrs. J. M. 
Lawton; Seconder, Miss Emily M. de Peyster. 

Miss Louise G. Zabriskie — Ancestor, de la Montagne; Proposer, 
Mrs. J. M. Lawton ; Seconder, Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury. 

Members elected on January 13, 191 1 : 

Mrs. C. Elwood Brown — Ancestors, de Mandeville, Rapeli6, 
Trico; Proposer, Mrs. Levi Holbrook; Seconder, Mrs. Charles F. Roe. 

Mrs. Jeremiah Lott — Ancestors, Cortelyou, de Rapalie, Trico, 
Berrien, Durie, Le Fevre, Lequier; Proposer, Miss Louise G. Zabriskie; 
Seconder, Miss Kate L. Hodges. 

Members elected on January 25, ratified on February 16, 191 1 : 

Mrs. John N. Belcher— Ancestor, de Forest; Proposer, Mrs. Ellen 
K. Bascome; Seconder, Mrs. Robert B. Oliver. 

Mrs. Bernado F. Fischer — Ancestor, Messerole; Proposer, Mrs. 
Levi Holbrook; Seconder, Mrs. Clarence Youngs. 

Mrs. Philip J. Sands — Ancestors, Louis du Bois, Hasbrouck, 
Doyou, de la Grange, du Trieux, de Lannoy, Blanchan; Proposer, 
Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

Mrs. George H. Shields — Ancestor, de la Calme; Proposer, Mrs. 
Ellen K. Bascome; Seconder, Mrs. Lorraine F. Jones. 

Mrs. Clarence L. Westcott — Ancestor, Molines; Proposer, Miss 
Grace Mitchell; Seconder, William Mitchell. 

Edwin Sheldon Whitehouse — Ancestor, Bernon; Proposer, Henry 
G. Swords ; Seconder, Miss Frances G. de Peyster. 

Mrs. Charles T. Ames — Ancestor, du Puy; Proposer, Miss Julia 
Chester Wells; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

William Lanier Washington — Ancestor, Lanier; Proposer, T. J. 
Oakley Rhinelander; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

Elected on March 2, 191 1: 

Miss Julia Morgan Harding — Ancestors, Chevalier, de Kay; 
Proposer, Mrs. Henry K. Porter; Seconder, Miss Annie M. 
Hegeman. 

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George Elton Parks — Ancestors, Pelletreau, Benoit, Heurretin; 
Proposer, Mrs. George W. Parks ; Seconder, William Ely. 

Mrs. William P. Weyman — Ancestors, Molines, Mahieu; Proposer, 
Mrs. C. L. McMurtry; Seconder, Mrs. Edmund D. Randolph. 

Mrs. James W. Cleveland — Ancestor, L'Espenard; Proposer, 
Miss Mary V. B. Vanderpoel; Seconder, William C. Demorest. 

Mrs. Ellwood V. Matlock — Ancestor, Papillon; Proposer, Mrs. 
Levi Holbrook; Seconder, Mrs. Charles F. Roe. 

Members elected on March 30, 191 1 : 

Augustus H. Fiske — Ancestor, L'Hommedieu; Proposer, Mrs. 
Lilian H. Farlow; Seconder, Paul Mascarem Hubbard. 

Edwin Bernon Sheldon — Ancestor, Bernon ; Proposer, T. J. Oakley 
Rhinelander ; Seconder, Colonel Wm. Jay. 

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Y. Robinson — Ancestor, Gaylord; Proposer, 
Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton; Seconder, C. L. F. Robinson. 

Mrs. Robison and Mr. Helfenstein were elected Honorary Members 
of the Society. 

Report of the Library Committee from April 13, 1910, to April 13, 191 1 
Accessions : 

Monthly Bulletin of the Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme 
Francais. (Paid for.) 

Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London. (Paid for.) 

Bulletin of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. (Given.) 

Executive Council Minutes (of the Province of New York), 2d 
vol. (Gift.) 

Allied Families: Purdy, Fauconnier, Archer, and Perrin, given by 
Mr. William H. Falconer. 

Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, and List of Members of the St. 
Nicholas Society of the City of New York. (Gift of Society.) 

The Reformed Low Dutch Church of Harlem (historical sketch), 
given by the Consistory of the Church. 

Daniel Perrin, and his Descendants, given by Howland D. Perrine. 

Annual Report of the American Historical Association. (Gift.) 

Julienno Provencalo, by Rev. Matthew C. Julien, given by the 
author. 

Eight volumes (from vol. 33 to vol. 40) of New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, given by Mrs. Holbrook, who will also 
donate future volumes. 

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A photograph of bowl used as a Sacramental Cup or Chalice at 
the services of the Huguenots in Meaux, 1540, and from which the 
"fourteen of Meaux" drank after they had been tortured and before 
they w r ere burnt at the stake ; given by Mrs. Charles Maury. 

Three photographs of the Bible of Isaac Le Fevre, date 1608, 
given by Mrs. John Scott, Jr. (15, Catalogue Van Cortlandt Exhibit.) 

Four volumes Historical Society publications (John Watts de 
Peyster fund), given by Mrs. Lawton. 

Mrs. Lawton has subscribed for the Series of the Historical Society. 
The books as published will be given to the Huguenot Society by 
Mrs. Lawton; at her death the subscription for the series will be trans- 
ferred to the name of the Huguenot Society, which then will receive the 
books direct from the Library of the Historical Society. 

Catalogues of the Huguenot Exhibit at Van Cortlandt. 

Publication Committee — no report. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was then presented, as 
follows : 

April 5, 191 1. 

"Mrs. James M. Lawton, Secretary, 
The Huguenot Society of America. 
"Dear Madam: 

"The Committee on Nominations takes pleasure in informing you 
that it has performed the duty assigned to it and herewith submits the 
names of the persons nominated for the several offices for the ensuing 
year. 

"Very truly yours, 

"John Lenord Merrill, 
"William R. Britton, 
"Charles F. Darlington, 
"Chairman." 

president 
Col. William Jay, N. Y. City 

vice-presidents 
For New York 
George S. Bowdoin, Esq., N. Y. City 

For Staten Island 
William H. Falconer, N. Y. City 
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For Long Island 
George A. Bicknell, Esq., N. Y. City 

For New Rochelle 
Henry M. Lester, Esq., New Rochelle, N. Y, 

For New Paltz 
Hon. A. T. Clearwater, Kingston, N. Y. 

For Boston 
Paul M. Hubbard, Esq., Boston, Mass. 

For New Oxford 
Hon. Richard Olney, Boston, Mass. 

For Narragansett 
William Ely, Esq., Providence, R. I. 

For New Jersey 
Prof. Allan Marquand, Princeton, N, J. 

For Delaware 
Col. H. A. Du Pont, Winterthur, Del. 

For Pennsylvania 
Herbert Dupuy, Esq., Pittsburg, Pa. 

For Virginia 
James W. Hunter, Esq., Norfolk, Va. 

For South Carolina 
Rev. Robert Wilson, D.D. 

treasurer 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Esq., N. Y. City 

SECRETARY 

Mrs. James M. Lawton, N. Y. City 

CHAPLAIN 

Rt. Rev. James H. Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

On motion the above officers were duly elected for the ensuing year. 

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General James Grant Wilson read a paper on the Bayard family. 
The paper was not MS. but read from a book. A vote of thanks was 
given to the speaker. 

The meeting adjourned for an informal tea, given by the Secretary, 
which was presided over by Mrs. Gillmore and Mrs. George P. Lawton. 
Those present had a very enjoyable time. 

BANQUET OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA, APRIL 20, I9II 

The Banquet of the Huguenot Society of America was given at 
Delmonico's on April 20, 191 1. 

The diagrams may be of interest as they have never before been 
published. 

The following were the instructions for the procession preceding 
the Banquet, etc. : 

Members and their guests will place themselves under the standards in the 
Reception Room, bearing the letters of their respective tables, — and at 
first bugle call will march to their seats in advance of the Procession for 
the dais. 

At first bugle call after intermission for cigars, members and guests will re- 
turn as quickly as possible to their seats. 

The concert, given through the kindness of Mr. J. Morris Helfenstein, 
Honorary Member, will begin immediately after the speeches. 

First Procession 

After guests are seated, the second bugle call sounds and the President, 
Officers, and Stewards escort speakers and honored guests to dais. 



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President escorting the Rev. Dr. Birckhead. 

Mr. T. J. Oakley Rhinelander — Mr. Francis Crowninshield. 

Mr. Oscar B. Ireland — Mr. Hamilton Mabie. 

Mrs. James M. Lawton — President of the Order of the Cincinnati. 
Mr. William Mitchell— General A. B. Grubb. 
Mr. William D. Dutton — President St. George's Society. 
Mr. William C. Demorest — Vice-President St. Nicholas Society. 
Mr. John L. Merrill — Deputy Secretary Colonial Wars Society. 
Mr. Philip Rhinelander — Vice-President Holland Society. 
Mr. William R. Britton — Rt. Rev. Bishop Darlington, Chaplain Hugue- 
not Society. 

Loving Cup Procession 

First bugle call, President, members, and guests return to their tables, 
and procession forms in small room in following order. At second bugle call 
— March. 

1. Choristers Grace Church singing " Star Spangled Banner." 

2. Mr. Rhinelander with Mrs. Lawton. 

3. Cup Bearers, Mr. William Mitchell with Mr. John L. Merrill. 

4. Col. J. J. Slocum (right), American Flag. 
Mr. W. C. Demorest (left), Huguenot Flag. 

5. Mr. Wm. D. Dutton (right), English Flag. 
Mr. Oscar B. Ireland (left), French Flag. 

6. Mr. Herbert Dupuy (right), Holland Flag. 
Mr. Philip Rhinelander (left), German Flag. 

7. Mr. Helfenstein (right), Swiss Flag. 
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1 Choristers PRESIDENT'S TABLE 1 Choristers 

Sketch above of positions taken before Ceremony begins. Then the 
Cup Bearers advance to center of platform, placing Cups before the 
President — then back to their places. 

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The following is a newspaper account of the Banquet : 

"Twelve choristers from Grace Church marched into the ball- 
room of Delmonico's last night and straight up to the dais where sat 
Col. William Jay, President of the Huguenot Society of America, pre- 
siding over its biennial dinner. Behind the youngsters came William 
Mitchell and John L. Merrill, each carrying a loving cup, and with 
them was Mrs. James M. Lawton, the Society's Secretary, and Mr. 
T. J. O. Rhinelander, Treasurer. 

"And then came a procession of flags, the banner that the choir boys 
were singing about, the Huguenot flag, and the flags of England, 
France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy borne by Col. J. J. 
Slocum, William C. Demorest, William D. Dutton, Oscar B. Ireland, 
Herbert Dupuy, Philip Rhinelander, J. Morris Helfenstein, and William 
R. Britton. 

"'Mr. Steward, what bring you here?' asked Col. Jay when the 
loving cup procession halted before him. 

" 1 Two loving cups prepared by the Secretary's order, 9 answered 
that gentleman. 

" 'Madam Secretary, what do these cups contain?' recited the 
President. 

" 'The choicest wine of France,' was Mrs. Lawton's response, 'com- 
memorating our Huguenot ancestors, fortified with spirit, the spirit of ad- 
miration for their faith and courage, and sweetened by sympathy with 
the poor and aged among their descendants. It is left, sir, for you to add 
the cordial, a cordial welcome to the guests assembled at our tables.' 

"And Col. Jay added it while the roomful rose and drank to the 
ancestors. 

" That was the little ceremony that preceded the speechmaking. 

" A row of electric lighted glass lilies spread along the top of the 
speakers' table and left the Society in no doubt at all as to the identity 
of the gentlemen ranged along the dais. By these table footlights it was 
seen that Col. William Jay, President of the Society and toastmaster 
last evening, had on one side the Rev. Dr. Malbone H. Birckhead and 
on the other Francis W. Crowninshield, editor of the Century Magazine. 

" The others ranged along that illuminated cloth were Hamilton 
Mabie; Talbot Olyphant, President of the Cincinnati Society; Walter 
Lispenard Suydam, Vice-President of the St. Nicholas Society ; Floyd B. 
Sanderson, President of the St. George's Society; William L. Brower, 
Vice-President of the Holland Society; Edward C. Delafield, Deputy 

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Secretary Colonial Wars Society; Gen. A. B. Grubb and the 
Right Rev. James H. Darlington, the Society's Chaplain. Some of the 
others scattered around the tables were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Iselin, 
George de Benneville Keim, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Demorest, 
ex-Senator and Mrs. Chaimeey M. Depew, Mrs. William Jay, Philip 
Rhinelander, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Mrs. Herman 
Oelrichs, Mrs. Pierre Van Cortlandt Miller, Mrs. John R. Ogden, the 
Rev. and Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury, Col. Henry A. Du Pont, Charles 
S. Fairfield, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Stimson, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus 
Van Cortlandt, Jr., Comte de Wierzbicke, the Rev. Dr. Charles Lewis 
Slattery, William H. SchiefTelin, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Taft. 

"The Rev. Dr. Birckhead talked earnestly about the ancestors who 
walked twenty miles to church every Sunday from New Rochelle to 
Pine Street, stopping for luncheon on the way. They came, said he, 
to be free as individuals, to have a just and right share in the govern- 
ment and to worship God. He wanted to know what had been done 
with that freedom. 

"'We got so close to freedom that we've lost it,' said he. 'The 
government of this city is in the hands of the few, not the many. If 
you haven't realized this, try to get it back. 

"'Every little while a wave of morality sweeps over us, we get up 
and talk smugly for a while. We may even get in a Mayor for a while. 
But the permanent government of New York sits back and smiles, 
"They've got to come back to us!" 

M 1 It is to people like the descendants of the Huguenots that we must 
turn. You've got to care more. As long as you and such as you sit 
back and sneer at the whole thing we call government there is no hope 
for us and the few put the money of the city in their pockets. Descent 
is only worth mentioning when it means ascent.' 

"Mr. Crowninshield told the diners that in his efforts to find out 
what a Huguenot was he had been told variously that it was a man who 
wore his handkerchief in his sleeve, any Frenchman, any being living in 
New Rochelle, a man in doublet and hose painted in a garden kissing a 
lady's hand, and a follower of Luther. 

"'I knew, though, that Luther hated more than anything, except 
being gored by a papal bull, the things called indulgences.' But the 
speaker was sure that he and the rest of the diners hadn't swallowed 
every indulgence that had been passed last evening. He knew that 
they couldn't be content upon a diet of Worms. 

"Hamilton Mabie spoke on 'The Romance of the Migration.'" 

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New York, May, 191 1. 
At the May meeting of the Executive Committee the names of the 
new members of the Executive Committee were sent in by the 
President. They were as follows: Mr. William Mitchell, Mr. 
William Dalliba Dutton, Mr. William Curtis Demorest, Mr. Erskine 
Hewitt, Mr. Charles Pryer; Chairman Pedigree and Library 
Committees, Mrs. Lawton : Publication Committee, Mr. John Lenord 
Merrill. 

The Secretary gave a short account of the Banquet, and said that 
all feelings of annoyance were swept away by the glorious music, which 
illuminated every dark cloud, and made a bright remembrance of the 
Banquet of 191 1. 

A rising vote of thanks was tendered our Honorary Member, Mr 
Helfenstein, for this concert, as well as for all the other kindnesses 
which he has shown us in the past, and the Secretary was directed to 
communicate this to Mr. Helfenstein. 

New York, December 14, 191 1. 
The formal report was made of the death of Mr. Mirabel in May. 
Informal discussion followed as to finding someone to take his place. 
Several candidates have presented themselves. Library closed from 
May until the Secretary's return. House-cleaning finished. The 
Treasurer suggested a plan to secure new members and thereby increase 
our funds. That to each member proposing three candidates, shall 
be given an Insignia in gold, and that this notice be sent to the mem- 
bers. No formal action taken. Mr. Pryer read the formal report of 
the visit to La Rochelle on the occasion of the dedication of the statue 
to Jean Guiton. He presented this report in his name and Mr. Lester's 
in the most complimentary manner to the Committee — and they both 
gave the most delightful description of all they had seen and heard, and 
of the honors conferred upon them by making them Honorary Citizens 
of La Rochelle. The Secretary, speaking from the President's chair, 
accepted the report and dwelt upon the honor conferred upon the 
Huguenot Society of America "by having on the Executive Committee 
the distinguished Honorary Citizens of the ancient City of La Ro- 
chelle." 

1546584 

j.vj' zxs^jkj z New York, January 25, 1912. 

The Secretary again drew the attention of the Executive Committee 
to the absolute necessity of publishing the MSS. in our possession. 
On motion resolved that $123 be aDowed for publication. 

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February meeting. 

The Secretary reported that in obedience to the wish of the Com- 
mittee in leaving the plan for the Library work in her hands, she had 
determined upon the following, subject to suggestions. She had 
already, by doing the work herself, saved up to Feb. 1st, $375.50. 
By doing without anyone in the Library during the summer we will 
save $880.00. This is allowing at the rate of $55.00 a month, Mr. 
M.'s salary. Enquiring about salaries from various sources, the very 
least would be $80.00 a month, and she would have to devote every 
day and all the day to " teaching." Now this is the plan: to have a 
genealogist come in and examine pedigrees, as Mr. Mirabel did, sub- 
mitting to the Chairman of the Pedigree Committee all the proofs. 
She will then go over them carefully before signing the pedigrees as 
correct. She proposes Miss Charlotte Livingston as our Genealogist. 
Report accepted and Miss Livingston appointed Genealogist, to receive 
compensation for all pedigrees examined. If she makes out pedigrees 
Miss Livingston will make her own arrangement with the person desir- 
ing her services. At the end of the year, the new Executive Committee 
will make its own appointment. The Committee authorize the 
Chairman of the Pedigree Committee to supervise and approve all 
pedigrees. 

The die for the Insignia and the ribbon (both belonging to Mrs. 
Lawton) have been taken from Tiffany, and are now in the hands of 
Bailey, Banks, and Biddle, with whom a most satisfactory arrange- 
ment has been made. The ribbon can be bought at the Library. 
As the die for the Marigold pin and button belongs to Tiffany, the 
orders for it are still sent to them. Mrs. Gillmore was formally ap- 
pointed Chairman of a Ladies' Committee, the names of her Commit- 
tee to be approved by the Executive Committee. This Committee 
to take charge of teas, and also to devise means of raising a fund. 
She desired permission to change the name to "Ways and Means 
Committee." With the consent of the President the business meet- 
ing was appointed for April 13th, at 3.30, the Annual Meeting at 
4 o'clock, and the tea at 5, at Delmonico's. The Secretary requested 
the honor of giving the tea herself, after the Annual Meeting, and the 
offer was accepted with thanks. A written resolution of thanks from 
Mr. Demorest to Mrs. Lawton was read. Our generous friend Mr. 
Pryer offered to print the new book of Proceedings. This most kind 
proposition was accepted with heartfelt thanks. 

The Secretary wishes to say in reference to the 11 Deficit " appearing 

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on the Treasurer's report from the year before our leaving the Charities 
Building, that it was always paid by the Executive Committee. This 
continued until the death of Mr. Mirabel. It is only right that the 
Society should know this, and not think, as they do, that the amounts 
were taken from the Permanent Fund. 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 

New York, April 13, 1912. 

The Annual Meeting of the Huguenot Society of America was held 
on April 13, 19 12, at 3.30 at Delmonico's. Quite a large attendance. 
The President in the chair. 

The Secretary read the minutes of the last Annual Meeting, which 
were approved and accepted. 

Since the last Annual Meeting there have been 13 deaths, and 15 
members admitted. Before reading her report the Secretary requested 
permission to say a few words; at the same time she wished it to be 
distinctly understood that they "are not official, and that the Executive 
Committee do not even know that she desired to speak, or on what 
subject." The Secretary said : 

"When 1 read the names of those who during this year have passed 
away, the thought must I know come to all of us, whether it has 
been given to them to know the Huguenot ancestors who belong to 
that grand army of martyrs, and to have told them that they have 
tried to emulate their example, and to keep sacred their memory. 

"We may not suffer as our ancestors did, but let us look to it, to 
remember that we are a Church militant, and keep our faith pure 
and unspotted. As Huguenots and Protestants, we do not in these 
days of surface feeling realize the gulf which separates us from the 
Roman Catholic Church. But in this cry for the 'Union of the two 
Faiths,' they will not give up one jot or tittle of their dogmas; the 
Protestants are expected to do so, and the only union which seems 
now to be possible is a union which would sacrifice truth, for which in a 
sterner age our ancestors were willing to die." 

Report of the Secretary 

Since our last Annual Meeting, the Angel of Death has culled 
from our ranks many of our best known members. The names of 
those who have died since our last Annual Meeting are as follows. 
First our devoted Clerk and Librarian, Monsieur Mirabel. He was 

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invaluable to me, to the Committee, and to the Society. A man of 
rare mental ability, conscientious, honest, upright, devoted to his work, 
with no thought of anything outside of the Library, for nine years he 
served us faithfully, and his place can never be filled. 

Mrs. J. H. Abeel, Aug. 19, 1911. Mrs. John Stanton, May 4, 1911. 
Rev. W. W. Atterbury. Mr. Peter J. Elting, Aug. 12, 191 1. 

Miss Caroline C. Swords. Mrs. E. A. Hoffman (widow of 

Miss Mary C. Robert, Nov. 8, Dean Hoffman, who was also a 

191 1. member). 
Mr. Cornelius S. Demorest (one Mrs. Henry Charles Lea, Jan. 28, 

of our first members) , Dec. 23, 19 12. 

191 1. Mr. William Bayard Cutting, 19 12. 

Mrs. Howard Townsend, Apr. 6, Gen. Frederick Dent Grant, April 
1911. 11, 1912. 

Le Baron Fernand de Schickler, President, of the French Society, 
and Monsieur Mechinet de Richemond, one of our first Honorary 
Members, are also dead. 

Treasurer s Report 
The Treasurer's report was read, as given on pages 40-41. 

Report of the Pedigree Committee , 191 2 

The new members elected since the last Annual Meeting are: 

Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane — Ancestor, Blanshan; Proposer, Mrs. 
Quincy Gillmore; Seconder, Miss Kathlyn K. Viele. 

Mortimer Delano — Ancestor, de la Noye; Proposer, Thatcher T. 
P. Luquer; Seconder, T. J. Oakley Rhinelander. 

Henry H. S. Demarest — Ancestors, de? Marets, Sohier; Proposer, 
William Curtis Demorest; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton. 

Miss Alice Riggs Hunt — Ancestor, de Peyster; Proposer, Frederick 
de Peyster; Seconder, T. J. Oakley Rhinelander. 

Mrs. George Walker Jenkins — Ancestor, Byssell; Proposer, Mrs. 
Charles F. Roe; Seconder, Mrs. Sanford Bissell. 

Miss Helen Hartley Jenkins — Ancestor, Byssell; Proposer, Mrs. 
Chailes F. Roe; Seconder, Mrs. Sanford Bissell. 

Francis T. Luquer Lane — Ancestors, Luquer, Nicasius de Sille; 
Proooser, T. J. Oakley Rhinelander; Seconder, Mortimer Delano. 

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Miss Emma H. Lockwood— Ancestor, Molines; Proposer, Miss 
Grace Mitchell; Seconder, William Mitchell. 

Mrs. Robert Oliver — Ancestors, Abraham Michaux, Venable, 
Rochette; Proposer, Mrs. Ellen K. Bascome; Seconder, Mrs. Mathilda 
Fontaine Jones. 

Capt. Arthur Poillon — Ancestor, Jacques Poillon; Proposer, Alfred 
Hodges; Seconder, Miss Kate L. Hodges. 

Mrs. Louis Livingston Seaman — Ancestor, Baret; Proposer, 
William Dalliba Dutton ; Seconder, Miss Julia Chester Wells. 

Mrs. Edward Mitchell Townsend — Ancestors, du Trieux, de Kay; 
Proposer, Mrs. James M. Lawton; Seconder, Miss Julia G. McAllister. 

Benjamin T. Van Nostrand — Ancestors, Bernon, Le Roy, Molines ; 
Proposer, Thatcher T. P. Luquer; Seconder, Mrs. Chandler Smith. 

Evert Jansen Wendell — Ancestor, du Trieux; Proposer, Mrs. 
James M. Lawton; Seconder, Mrs. Walter L. Carr. 

Ben Wood — Ancestor, Carnier; Proposer, Alfred Hodges; Seconder, 
Miss Kate L. Hodges. 

Mrs. Holbrook, Mrs. Roe, Miss Richardson, and Miss Viele have 
given in Supplemental which have been added to their other ancestors. 

Report of tke Library Committee 

The Report of the Chairman will be a very brief one and will deal 
only with what has been done up to the present day, from the time 
when our scant 300 books were brought down from Columbia College 
to our Library in 226. Street. We have now about 1500 volumes, nearly 
all bound, nearly 1000 catalogued and accessioned, some 200 unbound, 
and pamphlets innumerable. 

We must have money to publish; as the Treasurer has told you, 
we have a fund of only $519, the interest on which he will not allow us 
to touch until the principal amounts to something worth while. If 
any of our members wish to donate any money to the Society they may 
rest assured that it will be well employed. We are buying the publica- 
tions of the other societies, as we have nothing to exchange. Rather 
mortifying, as it deprives us of our membership in these societies. 

The books received this year from the Foreign Huguenot societies 
are as follows : 

Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Francais, bought 3 vols., 
May, 191 1, to Mar., 1912. 

Bulletin de la Societe de VHistoire Vaudoise, vols, xxviii. and xxix. 

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T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



MEMORANDUM 



Note: Of the cash balance shown on Statement of 

There is due: 
Permanent Fund 
Loving Cup Fund 
Annual Library a/c 

Leaving surplus to credit of General a/c for year of 



$1,014.37 

150.00 
123.97 



$1,56915 



1,288.34 
$ 280.00 



Permanent Fund shows increase for year as follows: 
Permanent Fund April 13, 191 2 
Add for Bond bought during year 



Amount of Fund April 13, 191 1 — 1 year ago 
Showing gain for current year 



$1,014.37 
1,048.75 

$2,063.12 
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Dues received during present year 

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New York, April 13, 1912. 



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T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



Bulletin de la Commission de VHistoire des Eglises Wallonnes, 191 1. 
Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, vol. xviii., 
bought. 

Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London, vol. ix., part 3, 
bought. 

By-laws and List of Fellows, Huguenot Society of London, 191 1. 
(We used to exchange ; not having published for years we subscribe 
for them until we can afford to publish again.) 
Other accessions: 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, 1910 and 
1911. 

From the New Rochelle Association, and our Delegates to La 
Rochelle, Mr. H. M. Lester and Mr. Pryer, a book on Jean Guiton, 
reports, newspaper articles, and many photographs. 

From Mrs. Bissell, photographs of the proceedings at La Rochelle, 
and papers. 

Annual Report of the American National Association, vols., i., ii., 
and iii. 

Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society 
of Ohio. 

Volumes from Library of Congress. 
New Haven Colony Historical Society. 

New England Magazine (article on Huguenots in New England), 
Mr. Horace Graves. 

University of North Carolina — James Sprunt's Historical Publi- 
cations. 

Americana, March and August publications. 

Society of American Wars, Commandery of the State of N. Y. 
From the Society. 

Society of Colonial Wars — Orderly Book and Journal of Major 
John Hawkes, from Society. 

Public Papers of George Clinton, 1st Governor of New York, from 
J. A. Holden, State Historian. 

Catalogue of the Huguenot Relics at the Van Cortlandt House 
Museum, 1910. 

Catalogue of the Genealogical and Historical Library of the Colon- 
ial Dames of the State of New York, No. V., presented by Mrs. J. M. 
Lawton. 

N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record — January, April, July, 
and October numbers, presented by Mrs. Levi Holbrook. 

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New England Historical and Genealogical Register, subscribed for 
by Mr. L. Holbrook for Society. 

New York Historical Publications, subscribed for for the Society by 
E. A. L. 

Booth and Allied Families, presented by the author, Mr. Charles 
Edwin Booth. 

Monnett Family Genealogy, presented by the author, Mr. Orra 
Monnette. 

Pierre Fauconnier and his Descendants, presented by the author. 

Histoire de la Predication, presented by Mr. Herbert Dupuy. 

Inauguration du Music du Desert, Sept. 14, 191 1, presented by M. 
Puaux, President French Society. 

Histoire des Synodes Nationnaux, presented by Col. Henry A. Du 
Pont. 

Genealogy, Feb. 17, 19 12, a weekly journal of American ancestry. 

The Huguenots of New Rochelle, presented by Mr. William Britton. 

A good many unbound books and pamphlets have been sent, which 
we have not been able to accept, as they have no bearing on Huguenot 
history or genealogy. The Library Committee will be most thankful 
for histories and genealogies of Huguenots and their families. 

Publication Committee 's Report 

The Publication Committee would report progress. Plans are in 
contemplation for the issuance of a new and attractive Year Book. 
Our esteemed fellow-member, Mr. Charles Pryer, of New Rochelle, has 
most graciously and generously offered to defray the cost of this Year 
Book, and the Publication Committee respectfully suggests that the 
thanks of the Society should be tendered to Mr. Pryer. 

The Executive Committee asked the ratification by the Society of 
our two Honorary Members elected since last April : 

Mrs. William Robison, President of the Colonial Dames of New 
York. She it was who after our never-to-be-forgotten Concert pro- 
posed that the Huguenot Society have a Huguenot Exhibit of Relics 
at Van Cortlandt, and it was owing to her never-failing kindness and 
courtesy that the Exhibit was one of the most successful ones ever 
held at the Museum. 

Mr. William Morris Helfenstein, whose name and presence have 
been so well known to us ever since in 1897 he brought the choir boys 

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of Grace Church to sing for us. At our Tercentenary and at every 
Banquet since then he has been with us, and it is to his generosity 
and deep interest in our Society that we owe in no slight measure the 
success we always have. Last year, not satisfied with having the boys 
sing for us, he gave us a splendid concert, to celebrate his election as 
Honorary Member by the Executive Committee. It is to be regretted 
that there is no Huguenot blood in the Morrises of Morrisania, — Com- 
modore Morris was his grandfather. He is a Huguenot on his father's 
side. 

Sir William Portal is no longer President of the London Society, 
and there have been several changes in the other foreign societies. 
A motion was asked for that the Executive Committee be empowered 
to declare M. Frank Puaux, President of the French Society, succeeding 
Le Baron Fernand de Schickler, and the other presidents of the foreign 
societies, Honorary Members of our Society. 

Resolution passed thanking Mrs. Robison, President of the 
Colonial Dames, for her courtesy and kindness, and that it is with great 
pleasure that the Society ratify her election as Honorary Member. 

Resolution passed that Monsieur Frank Puaux be elected Honorary 
Member. 

Resolution passed that the Executive Committee be given power 
to elect the new Presidents of the societies. 

" Resolved that the Society tender their heartfelt thanks to Mr. 
Helfenstein for all he has done for our Society. Without him and 
his boys the Banquets would be only one of the events of the year, with 
them they stand apart and far above all others. It is with sincere 
pleasure that his election by the Executive Committee as Honorary 
Member is ratified by the Society." 

On motion the appointment of a "Ways and Means" Committee 
was ratified, Mrs. Gillmore, Chairman, giving the names of her Com- 
mittee which were approved as follows: Mrs. Quincy O. M. Gillmore, 
Chairman, Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury, Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax, Mrs. 
Russell W. Moore, Mrs. Charles A. Roe, Mrs. Wm. H. Lefferts, Miss 
Elsie Schuyler Crane, Mrs. L. Livingston Seaman, Mrs. D. Phoenix 
Ingraham. 

The President read a letter from Mr. Daniel Ravenel, Chairman of 
the Celebration Committee in Charleston, S. C, inviting the Huguenot 
Society of America to the 225th Anniversary of the Huguenot Church 
in that city. Resolutions of thanks introduced by Mr. Telamon Cuyler 
were passed by the Society. Mr. Cuyler was requested to send a copy 

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of this Resolution to Mr. Ravenel, and also a telegram and night mes- 
sage of thanks and congratulations. The resolutions were as follows : 

"It being considered by the officers and members of the Huguenot 
Society of America at their Annual Meeting in New York City on 
Saturday, April 13, 1912. 

"Whereas, the Society has, through its officers, received a cordial 
invitation from the French Protestant Church in the city of Charles- 
ton, South Carolina, inviting the honor of the members' presence at 
the services in commemoration of the 225th Anniversary of the founding 
of this church, known as ' The Huguenot Church.' 

"Whereas, there will be an address at a morning service in this 
historic church, founded in 1687 by our Huguenot kinsmen, at eleven 
o'clock by the Reverend C. S. Vedder, D.D., LL.D., pastor 1866-1912, 
and an evening service at eight o'clock at which a commemorative 
sermon will be preached by the Reverend W. H. S. Demarest, D.D., 
President of Rutgers College. 

"Whereas, this cordial invitation is extended by Daniel Ravenel, 
Esquire, Chairman. 

"Resolved, That the Huguenot Society of America extends its con- 
gratulations, on this happy occasion and anniversary, to the clergy and 
members of the Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and 
its earnest hope that this historic church may long continue its pros- 
perity and good influences for the upholding of the faith of our fathers 
in America ; that all members of our Society be requested to attend, if 
possible, the Memorial Services. That the Secretary be directed to 
send a telegram of congratulation to Daniel Ravenel, Esquire, Chair- 
man. 

"That these Resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Society 
and that certified copies be sent to Daniel Ravenel, Esquire, Chair- 
man, and the Rev. C. S. Vedder." 

Night Letter, 9.30 p. m., April 13, 1912 

"Daniel Ravenel, Chairman, 

"Charleston, South Carolina. 
"The Huguenot Society of America at its Annual Meeting to-day 
passed resolutions of congratulation to the Huguenot Church in 
Charleston on its 225th Anniversary. Thanks were voted for the 
invitation to attend the Memorial Services to-morrow. Letter follows. 

"(Signed) Mrs. James M. Lawton, 

" Secretary. 11 

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Telegram , April 14, 1 9 1 2 



"To Daniel Ravenel, Esq., Chairma?i, 
"Charleston, South Carolina. 
"Congratulations Huguenot Church; sent night letter. Cordial 
thanks, invitation. 

" (Signed) Secretary Huguenot Society of America. " 

The report of the Nominating Committee was then presented as 
follows : 

41 April 4, 1912 

"Mrs. James M. Lawton, Secretary, 

"The Huguenot Society of America. 
"Dear Madam: 

"The Committee on Nominations takes pleasure in informing you 
that it has performed the duty assigned to it, and herewith submits 
the names of the persons nominated for the several offices for the 
ensuing year. 

"Very truly yours, 

"Charles F. Darlington, 
"John Lenord Merrill, 
"William R. Britton." 

president 

Col. William Jay, N. Y. City 

vice-presidents 

For New York 
George S. Bowdoin, Esq., N. Y. City 

For Staten Island 
William H. Falconer, N. Y. City 

For Long Island 
George A. Bicknell, Esq., N. Y. City 

For New Rochelle 
Henry M. Lester, Esq., New Rochelle, N. Y. 

For New Paltz 
Hon. A. T. Clearwater, Kingston, N. Y. 
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For Boston 
Paul M. Hubbard, Esq., Boston, Mass. 

For New Oxford 
Hon. Richard Olney, Boston, Mass. 

For Narragansett 
William Ely, Esq., Providence, R. I. 

For New Jersey 
Prof. Allan Marquand, Princeton, N. J. 

For Delaware 
Col. H. A. Du Pont, Winterthur, Del. 

For Pennsyslvania 
Herbert Dupuy, Esq., Pittsburg, Pa. 

For Virginia 
James W. Hunter, Esq., Norfolk, Va. 

For South Carolina 
Rev. Robert Wilson, D.D. 

TREASURER 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Esq., N. Y. City 

SECRETARY 

Mrs. James M. Lawton, N. Y. City 
chaplain 

Rt. Rev. James H. Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

The ballot was cast and the above officers duly elected for the en- 
suing year. 

The President then introduced the speaker of the afternoon, Mr. 
Charle Pryer, one of the delegates to La Rochelle, and member of our 
Executive Committee. 

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Mr. Pryer's Address 



11 Your delegates to the unveiling of the Monument of Jean Guiton 
at La Rochelle arrived in that city on the afternoon of Thursday, 
October 5th, and were met at the station by the Secretaries of the Mayor 
and driven to the Hotel de Commerce, where we were received with the 
greatest courtesy and most sumptuously cared for. 

"The following morning we were waited upon by the Committee 
on the monument and shown through the Hdtel de Ville, a quaint and 
interesting old building full of relics of the past. In the afternoon we 
were driven to many points of interest in the city and its environments, 
including their large and beautiful park. Mr. Le Boutillier and his 
sister, descendants of the famous Mayor, and like ourselves Americans 
of French origin, had joined our party and participated in all the 
ceremonies, as did Mr. Lester's son Joseph. Saturday we were waited 
upon by the Mayor in person and taken on a long drive to see the 
entrances to the harbor, accompanied by the Consul General of the 
District. We also received calls from the Prefect, Enide Landrodie, 
the Senator Auguste Calvet, and several other people of distinction, 
all of which we of course returned. 

" On Sunday the eighth of October, the ceremony was performed. 
In the morning we attended service in the Huguenot Church, and in the 
afternoon were driven to the Hotel de Ville through a large crowd of 
citizens, who cheered us and showed every sign of welcome possible. 
The Mayor and the Committee accompanied us, and when we arrived 
we became part of the Mayor's escort in a parade around the statue. 
When we were in front of it the veil of canvas dropped and we stood 
before a very creditable creation of a man in the seventeenth-century 
military costume, with a drawn sword, mounted upon a marble ped- 
estal, the photograph of which we present you. We then entered 
the building and presented our credentials and the Mayor made an 
address, and was followed by several others, including a long poem 
by the local poet. The Mayor and the Committee then presented us 
with a facsimile of the statue for the city of New Rochelle. Then 
Mr. Lester presented the city of La Rochelle with a handsome Loving 
Cup, with some well-chosen expressions of the regard of the citizens 
of the daughter city for her illustrious parent. After which I had the 
pleasure of receiving the bronze, in the name of New Rochelle. 

"Then we, your representatives, were given parchments declaring 
us citizens of La Rochelle, also beautiful volumes of etchings, after 

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which a collation was served and a merry social time enjoyed. When 
the ceremonies ended at seven thirty we were honored by the Mayor 
with a very elaborate banquet at which a number of speeches were 
made. 

"Monday we returned to Paris, being escorted to the station by 
the Mayor, the Committee, and many citizens. The last scene in 
the celebration took place on Tuesday the ioth of October when the 
Senator received us in the Senate Chamber of France in the Palais de 
Luxembourg, and showed us the building and all of interest there. 

"In conclusion we would like to state that we are preparing a 
detailed account of the proceedings including the speeches, a copy of 
which will be sent to the Society when completed." 

Thanks were voted to Mr. Pryer for his interesting paper and a 
copy requested for the Proceedings. The meeting adjourned for 
a tea and reception given by Mrs. J. M. Lawton, who was assisted in 
receiving by the "Ways and Means" Committee. 



Promulgation Edict of Nantes 
April 13, 1598. 

1883 IQI2 
Mrs. James Marsland Lawton 
has the honor to invite 
the Executive Committee 
and Members of 
the Huguenot Society of America 
to a tea at Delmonico's 
on the twenty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Society 
Saturday the thirteenth of April 
at five o'clock. 

R. s. v. p. 

Thirty-seven Fifth Avenue. 



LETTER FROM PRESIDENT JAY 

"April 19, 1912. 

"Mrs. James M. Lawton, 

"Secretary Huguenot Society, 
"29 West 39th Street, 
"New York City. 
"Dear Mrs. Lawton: 

"I received the other day a letter from Mr. Frank S. Witherbee, 

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President of the Lake Champlain Association, regarding the banquet 
to be given to certain distinguished French citizens who are expected 
to arrive very shortly. The banquet will be held at the Waldorf- 
Astoria, 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, on May 1, 1912. 

"Mr. Witherbee informed me that the banquet would be limited to 
our Society, the Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, and 
the Cincinnati. I replied saying that I would be glad if he would send 
to you, as Secretary of the Society, the invitations to subscribe and he 
writes me to-day that he has done so. It seems that the invitations are 
confined to men, so that our lady members cannot attend excepting they 
may be present in the gallery to hear the speaking if they are so minded. 

" I wrote you on the 16th inst. saying that I would be glad to attend 
a meeting of the Executive Committee at any time convenient to you. 
I was absent from the office yesterday and shall be absent to-morrow, 
but I shall be here every day next week and can attend an Executive 
Meeting any afternoon on which you may see fit to call it. I think the 
Champlain banquet may be interesting and I hope some of our members 
may see fit to attend. 

M I remain, 

" Yours always sincerely, 

"William Jay." 

report of the champlain banquet 

(Given by the Lake Champlain Association to the French delegates at 
the Waldorf-Astoria, May I, 1912.) 

Very soon after the letter was received from our President, Colonel 
Jay, the Secretary of the Champlain Association called again and said 
that a cable had been received from the French delegates that they 
were to be accompanied by ladies ; that the Association was rather at a 
loss how to manage. I told him that as far as the Huguenot Society 
was concerned, there would be no difficulty, and that I would change 
the notices to embrace all of our members, and that I knew that a great 
many would subscribe. I suggested that he invite the "wives and 
sisters" of his Association, and request the other societies to do the 
same, and I was very sure that the subscriptions would exceed in 
number those that would have been received had only gentlemen been 
invited. We were fairly represented at the banquet, which was a very- 
unique and handsome affair, doubly enjoyable by reason of the speeches 
in French. 

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The bas-relief of Champlain was superb, well worthy of the high 
fame of its sculptor, the friendly feeling of the French nation, and the 
honor they conferred upon America by presenting it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. James M. Lawton, 

Secretary. 

ENTERTAINMENT AT COLONY CLUB, JANUARY 8, 1913 

Following are the announcements and program of the entertain- 
ment given by the Ways and Means Committee at the Colony Club, 
January 8, 191 3: 

"77 East 89TH St., N. Y., 

" November 24, 1912. 

"My dear Mrs. Lawton: 

"The Ways and Means Committee of the Huguenot Society has 
planned an entertainment for the benefit of the Society, to be given 
the evening of January 7th, at the Colony Club. 

" We are very desirous of obtaining your name as one of our nine 
patronesses. This merely involves the taking of two tickets at $3 
each, and the permission to put your name on the invitations. 

"Sincerely yours, 

" Margaret V. K. Gillmore. 

" Committee 
" Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax, 
" Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury, 
" Mrs. Sanford Bissell, 
" Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey, 
" Mrs. D. Phoenix In graham, 
" Mrs. William H. Lefferts, 
"Mrs. Charles F. Roe, 
" Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane, 

" Mrs. Quincy Gillmore, to whom kindly reply before the end of the 
week." 



THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 
29 WEST 39TH STREET 
NEW YORK 

December 12, 1912. 

The Society is greatly in need of funds. The library consisting 

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of some 1700 volumes is not catalogued. We have valuable relics, 
but they cannot be on view for lack of show-cases. Three hundred 
valuable pamphlets require binding. 

We are constantly obliged to refuse contributions to monuments, 
tablets, et cetera, asked for by other Huguenot societies. We will lose 
our prestige, if we fail to put our library and collections on a firm basis, 
by which both may expand and by which they may be of use to all 
Huguenots. 

We would like to open the library at stated times to students of 
Huguenot history. It is important that a permanent fund be raised 
and thus develop our historical and biographical work. 

With the hope of starting such a fund, a Ways and Means Com- 
mittee has been appointed, which urgently requests your cooperation 
at an entertainment to be given at the Colony Club on the evening of 
January 8, 1913. 

We hope that members residing at a distance will realize that 
we cannot succeed without their help, and will send a contribution to 
show their interest in the work of the Society. 

All checks should be made payable to the Treasurer of the Com- 
mittee, Mrs. William H. LefTerts, 308 Lexington Avenue, New York, 
from whom tickets, at three dollars each, may be obtained. 
By order of 

The Ways and Means Committee, 
Margaret V. K. Gillmore, Chairman. 



The Huguenot Society of America 
will give at the 
Colony Club 
An Evening of Comedies and Tableaux 
for the Benefit of the Library Fund 
on Wednesday, January 8, 1913, at Nine o'Clock 

Assembly Room By Courtesy of 

Guests' Entrance Mrs. H. H. Jenkins 



Tickets at three dollars each may be obtained from Mrs. William H. 
Lefferts, 308 Lexington Avenue, to whom checks should be made payable. 

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Program 

Songs : 

Reste M Chaminade 

Ariette Vidal 

Monsieur de Tessan 

Tableaux arranged by Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey 

Posed by Mr. Leslie W. Lee 

Tableau: "The Huguenot Lovers" by Sir John Millais 



Mr. and Mrs. H. Schuyler Cammann 

This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1852 under the title of "A 
Huguenot on St. Bartholomew's Day refusing to shield himself from danger by 
wearing the Roman Catholic badge. " 

The incident calls to mind the order issued by the Due de Guise just before St. 
Bartholomew's Day that "all good Catholics were enjoined to wear a white scarf 
as a distinguishing badge." 

14 1 should not love thee dear, so much, 
Loved I not honor more. " 

Tableau: "Huguenot Carpet Weavers at New Rochelle" 

The Misses Mildred Dodge and Amy Bradish Johnson 

The Huguenots introduced many industries into America. 

Tradition says that they were the first to utilize the remnants of worn-out gar- 
ments by cutting them into strips and weaving them into carpets. — Fraser B. Cook. 

" French Blood in America, " Fosdick, page 410. 

Songs : 

"Where'er You Walk" Handel 

"Elle avait trois Couronnes d'Or" Fevrier 

Mr. Lawrence Butler 

Tableau: "Minuet danced by Huguenot Freeholders of New Rochelle at 
the annual ceremony of the presentation of the 'Fat Calf."' 

The Misses Charlotte Delafield, Margaret Hardenbergh 
glllmore, and carolyn putnam, and messrs. chauncey 
Garver, Wellington Hay, and Benton Groce 

Under the terms of the conveyances of the six thousand acres of land purchased 
from Lord Pell, in 1689, by Jacob Leisler, acting agent for the Huguenots, it was 
stipulated that the grantees and their heirs yield annually to Lord Pell and his heirs, 
as Lords of the Manor, "one fat calf on the Festival of St. John the Baptist " 

Bolton's "History of Westchester County,'" vol. it., page 660. 

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Tableau: "Venice and Byzantium" 



Miss Doris Wolcott Bissell and Mr. J. Sanford Saltus 

"Once did She hold the gorgeous East in Fee.'" 

Eux: "Saynet6" en un acte de Maurice Donnay 

Une Mariee Madame de Tessan 

Un Marie" Monsieur Rene Wildenstein 

Scene — A reception room at a hotel where two weddings are in progress. As 
curtain rises the Bride of the first wedding is seen conversing with the Bridegroom 
of the second. 

Songs : 

"La Maison Grise de Fortunio" Messager 

"Le Roi d'Ys" Lalo 

"From the Land of the Sky Blue Water" Cadman 

Mr. Lawrence Butler 

Monologue d'Eugene Pailleron. — La Poup£e. 

Madame de Tessan 

Monologue de Jacques Normand. — Le Chapeau. 

Monsieur Rene Wildenstein 
du Cercle Dramatique de V Alliance Franqaise 

Sketch: "His Better Half" by Mrs. Burton Harrison 

Mr. Delancy Mr. Edward Fales Coward 

Mrs. Amabel Mrs. Harry M. Curtis 

Mr. Arthur Rosenstein at the Piano 

patronesses 

Mrs. William Jay 

Mrs. James M. Lawton Mrs. William Rhinelander 

Mrs. T. J Oakley Rhinelander Mrs. Allan Marquand 

Mrs. H. H. Jenkins Mrs. William Dalliba Dutton 

Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey 

Mrs. William H. Lefferts Mrs. Charles F. Roe 

Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax Mrs. J. Warren Goddard 

Miss Julia Chester Wells Mrs. Arthur Sullivan 

Mrs. Russell W. Moore Mrs. Quincy Gillmore 

Mrs. D. Phcenix Ingraham Mrs. L. R. Peabody 

Mrs. Sanford Bissell Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane 

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Meetings of the Executive Committee were held in January and 
February, but as no business was done it is not necessary to report on 
them. A special meeting of the Executive Committee was held in the 
early part of March, to ratify the actions taken at the various meetings 
of the Stewards. The date for the Banquet was fixed as March 25, 
19 13, in order to have the Right Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpenter as guest 
of honor and one of the speakers. 

BANQUET OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA, MARCH 25, I913 

The Banquet of the Society was held at Delmonico's, Fifth Avenue 
and 44th Street, New York, on the evening of March 25, 19 13. The 
printed menu follows : 

Speakers 

Rt. Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpenter 
Mr. Garrett Serviss Mr. William D. Murphy 

Societies 

Pres. of the Cincinnati Society Pres. of the Holland Society 

Ex-Pres. of the St. George's Society Vice-Pres. of the St. Nicholas Society 
Chaplain of the Colonial Wars 

Bugle Call for Dinner 

The members and their guests go to their tables before the Procession 
starts. 

Music . . . The March from The Huguenots 
First Procession 
Speakers, Societies, and Escorts 



Rt. Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpenter 

Mr. Garrett Serviss 

Mr. Wm. D. Murphy 

The Cincinnati 

The St. Nicholas 

The St. George 

The Colonial Wars 

The Holland Society 



The President 

Mr. Rhinelander 

Mr. Wm. Dalliba Dutton 

Mrs. L awt on 

Mr. J. Lenord Merrill 

Mr. William Lanier Washington 

Mr. Charles Pryer 

Mr. John V. B. Mitchell 



Blessing by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpenter 
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Menu 

Grape Fruit 
Soup 

Cream of fresh Mushrooms 
Side Dishes 

Radishes Celery Salted Almonds Olives 

Fish 

Planked Shad en Bordure 
Potatoes Persillade Parisienne 
Cucumber Salad 

Remove 

Saddle of Yearling Lamb Aromatique 
Green Peas 

Entree 

Asparagus, Sauce Mousseline 

Sherbet au Rhum 

Roast 

Breast Guinea Hen Zingara 
Romaine Salad 

Dessert 

Fancy Ice Cream 
sherry Petits Fours 

sauternes Bonbons, 

CLARET 

cigars Coffee 

Intermission of fifteen minutes for smoking 
Bugle Call for Assembly 
Flag Bearers 



COMTE DE LA FAYETTE 

Mr. Wm. Lanier Washington 
Mr. William Mitchell 
Mr. Ridgely Hunt, Jr. 
Mr. Woolsey Johnson 



Mr. W. I. Lincoln Adams 

Mr. John Van Buren Mitchell 

Mr. Charles Pryer 

Mr. Wm. R. Britton 

Mr. Mortimer Delano 



Cup Bearers 



Mr. William Dalliba Dutton Mr. J. Lenord Merrill 

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The Star Spangled Banner is played while our Flag is brought in, and 
until the Bearers stand with it behind the President. The guests are then 
requested to take their seats while the rest of the procession marches in. 

- Loving Cup Procession 

American Flag carried by 

Mr. Wm. Lanier Washington and Comte de la Fayette 1 

The Chairman of the Stewards 

and 

The Secretary 

The Camp Cups of General Washington carried by 

Mr. Wm. Dalliba Dutton and Mr. J. Lenord Merrill 

Choristers of Grace Church 

carried by Mr. Wm. Mitchell 

14 " Mr. Ridgely Hunt, Jr. 

" 11 Mr. Woolsey Johnson 

" M Mr. Mortimer Delano 

" " Mr. John V. B. Mitchell 

" " Mr. W. I. Lincoln Adams 

" " Mr. Wm. R. Britton 

" " Mr. Charles Pryer 

Ceremony of the Loving Cup 2 

PRESIDENT 

Mr. Steward, what bring you here? 

1 The American Flag will be borne by the respective heads of the Washington and La- 
fayette families in America, namely, Mr. W. Lanier Washington, the hereditary represen- 
tative of General Washington in the Society of the Cincinnati; and Comte de la Fayette, 
honorary member of the Society of the Cincinnati, representing General Lafayette. 

In 1785 Lafayette, then twenty -seven years of age, wrote Washington: "The Protest- 
ants of France are subjected to an intolerable despotism. Their wills have no force in law, 
their children regarded as bastards, their persons as worthy of the halter." Lafayette 
aided greatly in causing Louis XVI., two years after this to sign the Edict of Toleration. 
Paul Robeaut, the Patriarch of the Desert, wrote to Lafayette in these words: "Lord, 
nowlettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word, for mine eyes have 
seen Thy Salvation." (This is taken from a memorandum giving some dates of events in 
Huguenot history; very valuable.) 

1 The ceremony used by us is taken from that used in the French Hospital, slightly 
changed by our Secretary to suit our purposes. 

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\ Huguenot Flag 
( French Flag 
j English Flag 
I Holland Flag 
j German Flag 
( Swiss Flag 

Italian Flag 

New Rochelle Flag 



CHAIRMAN OF THE STEWARDS 



Two Camp Cups owned by General Washington and used by him during 
the Revolutionary War. These cups, made sacred by having touched his 
lips, we further consecrate by associating with them the memories of those 
who died for their Faith. These cups have been prepared by the Secretary's 
direction. 

PRESIDENT 

Madame Secretary, what do these cups contain? 

SECRETARY 

The choicest Wine of France, commemorating our Huguenot ancestors, 
Fortified with Spirit, the Spirit of admiration for their faith and courage, 
and Sweetened by Sympathy with the poor and aged among their de- 
scendants. It is left, sir, for you to add the Cordial, a cordial Welcome 
to the guests assembled at our tables. 

PRESIDENT 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I invite you to drink with us to the memory of 
our Huguenot ancestors, and I offer you a warm welcome from their de- 
scendants, members of the Huguenot Society of America. 

Toasts and Speakers 
"The Memory of our Huguenot Ancestors" 
(Drink standing and in silence while the soloists sing Hymn 1 77.) 

Hymn 177 

O King of saints, we give Thee praise and glory 
For the bright crowd of witnesses unseen, 

Whose names shine forth like stars, in sacred story, 
Guiding our steps to realms of light serene. 

Thine arm sustained them all in conflict mortal 
With sin, the world, and all the powers of hell; 

Thy hand hath oped for all the shining portal 
To realms where peace and joy forever dwell. 

Mr. Pryer was invited, as Mr. Lester was not present, to take his seat 
on the dais to represent the Huguenot Society of New Rochelle, and to 
explain the salient points of the New Rochelle flag, which made its first 
appearance before us on this occasion, joining the galaxy of those we had 
before. 

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President's Address of Welcome 1 



"Some Huguenots and their Descendants" 
Rt. Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpenter 
The "Protest of the Universe" 
Mr. Garrett Serviss 
11 Remarks Pertinent and Impertinent " 
Mr. Wm. D. Murphy 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 

New York, April 14, 1913. 

The Annual Meeting was held at the Library on April 14, 19 13, 
at 4.30. Mr. William Mitchell in the chair. 

The Secretary read extracts of the Annual Meeting of 19 12 which 
were accepted. 

Secretary's Report 

The Secretary has the honor to submit the following report. Since 
the last Annual Meeting there have been 1 1 deaths, members elected 8, 
resignations 2. Meetings of the Executive Committee 5, meetings of 
the Stewards 3, business meeting 1, no Society meeting. 

List of deceased members whose names have been reported since 
April, 1912: 

Mrs. Annie L. Rieman, March 3, 191 1. 
Herbert Hart Boyd, April 6, 191 1. 

Prof. Samuel Macauley Jackson, Chairman of our Publication 

Committee, to whom we owe our Tercentenary Volume. 
John Turner Atterbury. 
Mrs. Henry C. Lea, January, 19 12. 
Mrs. Thoron G. Sutphen, 1912. 
Elijah J. Farnham, July, 1912. 
Miss C. A. Mount, 1912. 
Mrs. Maria W. Pinney, December, 1912. 
Dr. Frederick S. Sellew, December 28, 19 12. 

Matthew Clarkson, March 12, 1912 (one of our Charter Members). 

1 These speeches are published in Volume IV. of the Publications of the Society. 

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Treasurer's Report 



The Treasurer's report was read as given on p. 61. 

Report of the Pedigree Committee 
The Chairman of the Pedigree Committee reported new members: 

Mr. Thomas Denny — Ancestor, Philippe du Trieux; Proposer, Mr. 
Henry C. Swords; Seconder, Mr. Evert Jansen Wendell. 

Miss Lucy A. Du Bois — Ancestor, Louis Du Bois; Proposer, Mr. 
Orra E. Monnette; Seconder, Mr. John D. Mercereau. 

Mrs. Benjamin W. Franklin — Ancestor, Maria Vigier; Proposer, 
Mrs. James M. Lawton; Seconder, Margaret V. K. Gillmore. 

Mrs. J. Warren Goddard — Ancestor, Capt. Antoine L'Espenard; 
Proposer, Julia Chester Wells; Seconder, Mrs. Sanford Bissell. 

Mr. Andrew C. Zabriskie — Ancestor, Jons Jansen de Rapalie; 
Proposer, Mr. Charles Pryer; Seconder, Mr. Henry M. Lester. 

Mrs. Frederick William Foote — Ancestor, Nicholaes du Puy; Pro- 
poser, Mrs. William H. LefTerts; Seconder, Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane. 

Mrs. Charles Richard Baker — Ancestor, Jean le Conseiller; Pro- 
poser, Viola V. Holbrook; Seconder, Benjamin T. Van Nostrand. 

Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey — Ancestors, Badeau, Bonnefoy, Coutant, 
Gouien; Proposer, Mrs. Quincy Gillmore; Seconder, Mrs. J. M. Lawton. 

Mrs. Robert W. Stuart — Ancestor, Messerole; Proposer, Mrs. 
Bernado F. Fischer; Seconder, Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane. 

Supplemental 

Mrs. Charles F. Roe, Mrs. Holbrook, Mrs. Marcia Richardson, 
Miss Viele. 

Report of the Library Committee 

The Chairman of the Library Committee has no report to make. 
The room for the Library was changed during the time that she was so 
alarmingly ill and it has been a physical and mental impossibility 
since then to attempt sorting the books. 

Publication Committee 

The Publication Committee is now under the Chairmanship of 
Mr. Charles Pryer, who has most generously offered to have printed at 
his own expense our new volume of Proceedings, 

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The Secretary reported an entertainment given at the Colony 
Club by the Ways and Means Committee which netted a goodly sum 
to our Fund and was a grand social success. This year our Banquet 
was given on the 25th of March instead of in April to permit of 
our having as our guest of honor the Rt. Rev. Bishop Boyd-Carpen- 
ter, who, en parenthese, celebrated his seventieth birthday on the 25th. 
For the benefit of those who did not attend the Banquet, the Secretary 
has taken great pleasure in having had all the speeches taken down by 
a stenographer and typewritten, and they will be printed. 

The Treasurer called for the reports of Mrs. Quincy Gillmore, 
Chairman, and of Mrs. William H. Lefferts, Treasurer, of the Ways 
and Means Committee. 

Report of the Ways and Means Committee 

Mr. President and Members of the Huguenot Society : — The Ways 
and Means Committee gave an entertainment for the benefit of the 
Library Fund, on the evening of January 8, 19 13, at the Colony Club, 
New York City. 

We took in about $1000 from the sale of tickets and through 
donations for the Library which came in answer to the appeals sent 
with the tickets. We were able to clear about $800, which has been 
turned over to Mr. Rhinelander, the Treasurer of the Society. There 
were two hundred and seventy- five people present, which showed great 
interest in the Huguenot Society. All pronounced the entertainment 
a delightful affair. The Committee is greatly indebted to Mrs. Jenkins 
for her generosity in presenting to us the Assembly Room at the 
Colony Club, thus much decreasing our expenses. We also owe many 
thanks to Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey for the beautiful tableaux 
on Huguenot subjects which were arranged so artistically by them. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret V. K. Gillmore, Chairman, 

Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury, 

Mrs. Charles F. Roe, 

Mrs. Sanford Bissell, 

Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane, 

Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax, 

Mrs. William H. Lefferts, 

Mrs. D. Phcenix Ingraham, 

Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey, 

Committee. 

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At the close of this report the Treasurer read the itemized account 
of the entertainment and various donations received in 1910. 



Mrs. William H. Lefferts, Treasurer, in account with the Ways and Means Committee'of 
the Huguenot Society of America. For entertainment given on January 8, 1913, for 
the Library Fund. 



Received from contributions 


$ 266.00 


From sale of tickets 


720.10 


Repaid from general fund 


23-50 


Less expenses 


$1,009.60 


149-33 


Balance paid Treasurer 


$ 860.27 


Contributions to the Library Fund, January 8, IQ13 


Mrs. E. G. Putnam 


$50.00 


Mrs. Henry K. Porter 


25.00 


Mrs. Virginia C. Huidekoper 


25.00 


Mrs. George G. McMurtry 


25.00 


Miss Rosa C. Troxell 


25.00 


Mr. Charles Lanier 


10.00 


Mrs. Louisa W. Sheldon 


10.00 


Mr. J. W. Hunter 


1500 


Mrs. Wm. Rhinelander 


6.00 


Mr. Charles Pryer 


6.00 


Mrs. Estelle de P. Homer 


6.00 


Mr. E. M. Gallaudet 


6.00 


Mrs. Philip Sands 


5-00 


Mr. Arthur K. Hunt 


500 


Mr. F. E. Woodruff 


500 


Mr. Benj. Aymar 


500 


Mrs. Joshua Williams 


3.00 


Mr. John P. Reynolds 


300 


Mrs. Helen T. James 


300 


Mrs. Geo. T. Adams 


300 


Mrs. W. A. M. Foote 


300 


Mr. Paul M. Hubbard 


300 


Mr. Wm. Ely 


300 


Capt. Arthur Poillon 


300 


Mrs. Wm. P. Weyman 


300 


Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton 


10.00 



Various Donations to the Historical and Publication Fund. (In reply to an appeal sent out 

April 6, igio.) 



Mrs. E. R. Peabodv $200.00 

William B. Blackwell 25.00 

Estate of E. de P. Clarkson 25.00 

Mrs. C. C. Goldthwaite 10.00 

Mr. A. K. Hunt 500 

Mr. William M. Fontaine 10.00 

Mr. E. F. Farnham 500 

Mrs. Wm. J. Wright 25.00 

Mr. C. W. Maury 10.00 

Mrs. E. M. Ogden 5-00 

Mr. H. A. Du Pont 100.00 

Mrs. J. M. Lawton 100.00 

Mrs. J. L. Jerome 5 00 

Mrs. C. S. Sargeant 10.00 

Dr. A. E. Helflenstein 10.00 

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Mr. L. H. Fuller 
Mrs. M. F. Payson 
Mr. Geo. de B. Keim 
Mr. W. R. Britton 
Surplus from 19 10 Concert 
Mr. H. R. Duval 



$ 10.00 



20.00 
10.00 
500 
19.20 



5.00 $ 614.20 



Proceeds of entertainment by Ways and Means Committee 



$860.27 

23.50 836.77 



Less bills paid 



Interest from Bank to January 1, 1913 



52.36 



Total to date 



$i,5<>3.33 



The Treasurer rose and said he voiced the feelings of the entire 
Society in tendering most heartfelt thanks to the Chairman, Treasurer, 
and members of the Ways and Means Committee for the splendid 
work they had done, and for the very large sum they had turned over 
for the Publication and Library Fund, and he called for a rising vote of 
thanks. The Secretary remained standing, and told the Society that 
they hardly realized the unselfish efforts and great patience of our 
Treasurer, who despite serious drawbacks and disappointments had 
always managed to keep the Society on its feet, and by his great busi- 
ness ability had made investments greatly increasing its capital. That 
he was to be congratulated upon the splendid report that he was at 
last enabled to make, and that the way seemed opening towards the 
realization of our future usefulness. 

This seemed to be a day for "thankfulness" — for the presiding 
officer, Mr. William Mitchell, paid a most beautiful tribute to the 
Secretary (which she naturally cannot repeat) and she also received a 
vote of thanks. 

The Nominating Committee then presented their report : 



To the Huguenot Society of America: 

The undersigned Nominating Committee respectfully submit the 
following nominations for officers to be voted upon at the Annual 
Meeting of the Society, to be held on Monday, April 14, 1913: 



New York, April 12, 1913. 



PRESIDENT 



Col. William Jay 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 



For New York 



George S. Bowdoin, Esq. 
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For Staten Island 
William H. Falconer, Esq. 

For Long Island 
George A. Bicknell, Esq. 

For New Rochelle 
Henry M. Lester, Esq. 

For New Paltz 
Hon. A. T. Clearwater 

For Boston 
Paul M. Hubbard, Esq. 

For New Oxford 
Hon. Richard Olney 

For Narragansett 
William Ely, Esq. 

For New Jersey 
Prof. Allan Marquand 

For Delaware 
Hon. Henry A. Du Pont 

For Pennsylvania 
Herbert Dupuy, Esq. 

For Virginia 

James W. Hunter, Esq. 

For South Carolina 

Rev. Robert Wilson, D.D. 

treasurer 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Esq. 
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SECRETARY 



Mrs. James M. Lawton 

CHAPLAIN 

Rt. Rev. James H. Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. Lanier Washington, 
William R. Britton, 
John Lenord Merrill, Chairman. 

Election of Officers: On motion the Secretary was requested to 
cast one ballot. She declined, and on motion Mrs. Charles Roe was 
requested to cast one ballot, which she did. The officers presented 
on the ballot by the Nominating Committee were declared duly 
elected. 

Before reading the papers sent to us by Mrs. Sanford Bissell and 
Miss Ida Layard, the Secretary reported two gifts. Miss Fannie J. 
Piatt Scott, one of our valued Corresponding Members, has had com- 
piled for our meeting a most intensely interesting paper called "The 
Nobility of Normandy," proving that a great many Huguenots come 
of that good old Norman stock. How delightful, could we have Miss 
Scott near us, to arrange for publication the many treasures we have! 
Mrs. Ellen Peabody has sent us another gift of $50, to be used as the 
officers think best. 

The first paper read was an extract from the History of New York 
by Todd, about Traill Bissell. This was copied by Mrs. Sanford 
Bissell. After reading this, the Secretary read a paper on the Massie 
Family, by Miss Ida Layard, our cherished Honorary Member from 
England. These papers are to be published in our Publications. 
Miss Layard's uncle, Sir Henry Layard, was the first President of the 
Huguenot Society of London. 

New York, May 15, 19 13. 
An informal meeting of the Stewards was held at 37 Fifth Avenue 
on May 15, 19 13, at six o'clock, before the Executive Committee 
meeting. Present: the Chairman, Mr. Merrill, Mr. Mitchell, and the 
Secretary. The Chairman, Mr. Rhinelander, reported that he had 
seen Mr. Neiss at Delmonico's and there was a difference of four tickets 

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between their list and ours — $20.00. The Treasurer told them that 
this was the first time that the Society had been charged with the 
dinners of those whose seats were vacant, and proposed splitting the 
difference. Delmonico did not agree to this and the question was 
brought up for the Committee to decide. Mr. Merrill reported that 
after all bills had been paid we would only have a deficit of $4.00. 
Decided that the Society would pay it. The Treasurer of the Stewards, 
Mr. Merrill, presented his account, which was accepted. After thank- 
ing the Stewards for their services, they were dismissed. 

A meeting of the Executive Committee was held at 37 Fifth Avenue 
on May 15, 1913, at 6.30 p.m. Members present, Mr. Rhinelander, 
Mr. Lester, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Pryer, Mr. Merrill, Mr. 
Washington, and the Secretary. Mr. Mitchell in the chair. 

Minutes of the last meeting excused. 

The Secretary made a formal report of the names of the Executive 
Committee for this year. The gentlemen had been already notified 
of their election by order of the President. They stand as follows: 
Mr. Wm. Mitchell, Mr. Wm. Lanier Washington, Mr. Wm. C. Demo- 
rest, Mr. Wm. Dalliba Dutton, Mr. John Lenord Merrill; Chairman 
of the Publication Committee, Mr. Charles Pryer; Chairman of the 
Library and Pedigree Committees, Mrs. Lawton. 

No report from the Secretary except that letters, pamphlets, and 
papers of all dates are hopelessly mixed in the moving and that she is 
hard at work daily from 9 to 1 putting them in order. She is employing 
Miss Roe to help separate the things, but it seems hopeless. 

Report of the Treasurer accepted, placed on file. The Treasurer 
read the names of those who had contributed to the Publication Fund 
which was begun April 16, 19 10, in answer to an appeal sent out on that 
date. It amounts with interest to $519.10. And also the names 
of the contributors through the Ways and Means Committee, 
$860.27. 

Library Report : The Secretary asked permission to purchase for 
the French Society a few books asked for by Monsieur Weiss in ex- 
change for which he will send us some very valuable books. After 
some discussion the Secretary was authorized to do so. She also asks 
that she may buy for the Library some books that are very much 
needed. Permission given. 

Pedigree Committee : Several names had been given into the hands 
of the Pedigree Committee and as this was the last meeting of the 

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season a resolution was passed authorizing the Secretary on verifica- 
tion of Pedigrees to declare candidates elected. 

On motion Miss Charlotte Livingston was appointed Genealogist. 

The Secretary asked information in regard to the payments to 
be made to the English and French societies, drawing attention to the 
fact that we have paid the French society for their books since 1898 
always in advance for three years and that by the letters received from 
Monsieur Weiss we owe him for IQ12. We have been paying the 
English society for their books since before we left Twenty-second 
Street as we had no publications to exchange. Decided by the Treas- 
urer that the payments made to the French society must be in the 
same way as to the English. 

The Treasurer asked for power to invest the money now in the 
savings bank in a bond. Permission passed empowering him to do so. 

Other business: Spoke about the Monument Committee. De- 
cided not to take it up now. Showed photograph of the Loving Cup 
from the French Huguenot Hospital in London. Decided that as we 
must have two cups and so far have only $200.00 towards the Fund, 
nothing can be done. The Secretary brought up the question as to 
whether a Corresponding Member, having no vote, could propose or 
second a nomination, and whether a Corresponding Member could be 
in this country. Both these questions were decided adversely, but as 
for many years both had been done, no action was taken. Mr. Mitchell 
desired to know what arrangements could be made to keep open the 
Library during the summer. The Secretary spoke about a woman she 
had there, and asked if the Society would be willing to pay her $1.00 a 
day for three hours. She is not capable of any but clerical work. 
Left in hands of Secretary. On motion decided to have her there 
certain days in the summer, if such an arrangement could be made. 
The Treasurer desired to have the salary of Mr. Edwards augmented 
from $100 to $150 a year and said that he would give $75 if the Society 
would give $75. No action taken. 

Mr. Lester, Vice-President of the Huguenot Society of America 
for New Rochelle, and the President of the New Rochelle Association, 
invited verbally the Executive Committee to the ceremonies in New 
Rochelle on the Anniversary of the founding of the town, and the 
unveiling of the statue of Jacob Leisler. Delegates from France were 
coming over. The Treasurer and Secretary pledged themselves to be 
present, if nothing unforeseen prevented their doing so. 

On motion the meeting adjourned for dinner. 

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THE NEW ROCHELLE CELEBRATION 



On Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 1913, the Secretary attended 
the 225th Anniversary Meeting at New Rochelle, coming down from 
her home in the Adirondacks to do so. She and the Treasurer were 
accompanied by some twenty of the Society. They were most cordi- 
ally and courteously received by the New Rochelle Committee, pre- 
sented in due form to the French delegates, and helped in planting the 
tree at the Huguenot House as a memorial to our ancestors and to 
the mother city; the delegates from La Rochelle also assisting in the 
ceremony. 

Your Secretary made a little speech of welcome in French. We 
visited the Huguenot Collection of Relics in the Huguenot House. 

The lunch was laid in a tent, and was most bounteous and well 
served. The Secretary as Honorary Member of the Association had 
her place to the right of Mr. Le Boutillier, a descendant of the Jean 
Guiton whose statue was unveiled in La Rochelle in 19 10. Mr. 
Rhinelander made a beautiful speech which was much applauded. 
After lunch we went over to see the unveiling of the statue of Leisler. 
There were several speeches and then Mrs. Montgomery Schuyler, a 
descendant of Leisler, unveiled the statue. Afterwards her son made an 
address on Leisler and all that he had done for the Huguenots. It 
seems rather an irony of Fate that your Secretary is not only a de- 
scendant of Leisler, but also of his two great enemies, Bayard and 
Van Court land t. Everyone enjoyed most thoroughly the day. The 
invitation for and programs of the occasion follow : 

The Huguenot Association of 
New Rochelle, N. Y., 

requests the honor of your presence at their Summer Meeting to be held at 
Huguenot House Park, North and Paine Avenues, New Rochelle, on Wed- 
nesday, June 25, 1913. 

On this occasion the Monument erected in honor of Governor Jacob 
Leisler, who purchased, from Lord Pell, the land now known as New 
Rochelle, will be unveiled. 

The exercises at this Meeting of the Huguenot Association will be part 
of the Official Program of the City observance of the 225th Anniversary of 
the Settlement of New Rochelle by a Company of French Huguenots in 
the year 1688, which celebration takes place during the entire week of 
June 22d. It will therefore be one of most memorable and historic interest. 

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Luncheon will be served at 12.30 o'clock. 

The unveiling exercises will commence at 2.30 o'clock. 

Members of the Reception" Committee, with conveyances, will meet 
guests on the arrival of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
train leaving Grand Central Depot at 10.05 A.M. 

Please reply on enclosed card to George G. Raymond, Chairman Invi- 
tation Committee, not later than Monday, June 16th, whether or not it will 
be possible for you to attend. 

Very cordially, 

The Huguenot Association of 
New Rochelle. 



City Celebration of the 
225TH Anniversary of the Settlement 
of New Rochelle 



Program 



Sunday, June 22d 

Special Church Services. 

Monday, June 23d 

Morning. Official Reception of Delegates and Officials by the Mayor in 
City Hall. 

Afternoon. Automobile Trip for Guests through City and Inspection of 

Public Buildings. 
Evening. Public Reception to Guests at High School. 

Tuesday, June 24th 

Afternoon. Military, Firemen's, and Civic Parade. 
Evening. Public Banquet at Wykagyl Country Club. 



Wednesday, June 25th 



Afternoon. Huguenot Association Reception. 

Unveiling of Jacob Leisler Monument by The Huguenot 
Association and Huguenot Chapter, Daughters of the Revolu- 
- tion. 



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Thursday, June 26th 



Morning. Entertainment of Guests on Long Island Sound. 
Afternoon. Children's and Automobile Parade. 

Friday, June 27th 

Reception at the Home of Honorable and Mrs. Martin J. 
Keogh. 

Saturday, June 28th 
Luncheon at New Rochelle Yacht Club. 

Grand Water Pageant Representing the Landing of the 
Huguenots at Bonnefoi Point in 1688. 
Day Fireworks and Band Concert. 
Dinner at Larchmont Yacht Club. 

Illumination of Harbor, Band Concert, Fireworks, and Water 
Carnival. 



The Huguenot Association of 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 



Morning. 



Noon. 
Afternoon. 



Evening. 



Officers 

Henry M. Lester, President. 
Thomas S. Drake, Vice-President. 
Charles Prver, Recording Secretary. 
Morgan H. Seacord, Corresponding Secretary. 
Walter R. Selth, Treasurer. 

Executive Committee 

The Officers, ex- officio, and 
Mrs. Willis A. Bentley, 
Ethel Osborne Frantz, 

John F. Lambden, 
George F. Flandreaux, 
James S. Haviland. 



General Committee of the Huguenot Association Summer Meeting 



Henry M. Lester, Chairman, Lee Lash, 

James S. Haviland, Harry Archibald, 

George F. Flandreaux, Robert Lesser, 

Charles Pryer, Thomas Le Boutillier, 

Walter R. Selth, Miss Ethel O. Frantz, 

Miss Katharine J. C. Carville. 

Reception Committee 

James F. Haviland, Chairman, Miss Caroline D. Lester, 

Richard Webber, Jr., Miss Katharine J. C. Carville, 

Henry A. Siebrecht, Miss Ethel O. Frantz, 

Thomas S. Drake, Miss Annie E. Cornell, 

William B. Wheeler, Mrs. Richard Webber, Jr., 

Jere Milleman, Mrs. Willis A. Bentley, 

Charles Pryer, Mrs. Walter H. Flandreau, 

Walter R. Selth, Mrs. David F. Davids, 

George G. Raymond, Mrs. Lee Lash. 

Unveiling and Presentation 
of the Statue of Governor Jacob Leisler, 
Founder of New Rochelle 

(225th Anniversary of the Settlement of New Rochelle by the Huguenots, Wednesday, 

June 25, 1913O 



Program 




i. Invocation 



The Rev. Charles Fobes Canedy, D.D., Rector Trinity Church; 
Chaplain Huguenot Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution, 
State of New York, and of Huguenot Association of New 
Rochelle. 

2. "America," Chorus 

3. Address, "Daughters of the Revolution" 

Mrs. Clarence L. Bleakley, President General, Daughters of the 
Revolution. 

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4. Address, "Leisler and the Huguenots" 

Mr. Henry M. Lester, President, Huguenot Association, New 
Rochelle. 

5. Hymn, "Marseillaise" 

6. Address, "Patriotic Work of the Daughters of the Revolution 

in New York State" 

Mrs. Everett M. Raynor, Regent, Daughters of the Revolution, 
State of New York. 

7. Oration, "Leisler the Man" 

Prof. Robert Livingston Schuyler, Ph.D., Columbia University, 
Descendant of Leisler in the Eighth Generation. 

8. Address, "The Artist's Conception of Leisler" 

Solon H. Borglum, Sculptor. 

9. Unveiling of the Statue 

By Mrs. Montgomery Schuyler, Descendant of Leisler in the Seventh 
Generation. 

10. Singing, "Star Spangled Banner" 

11. Presentation of the Statue to the City of New Rochelle 

Katharine J. Clinton Carville, Regent of Huguenot Chapter, 
Daughters of the Revolution. 

12. Acceptance of the Statue for the City of New Rochelle 

Hon. Frederick H. Waldorf, Mayor. 

13. Music, "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean" 

14. Benediction 

Rev. Robert Bruce Clarke, Pastor of the Church of the Puritans, 
New York City; Chaplain, Daughters of the Revolution, 
State of New York. 

15. Music, Patriotic Airs 

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The Secretary wishes also to report that the Society was invited 
to attend the 366th Anniversary of the Establishment by Royal 
Charter of the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral as a church for Hugue- 
nots. Rev. David James Burrell, D.D., LL.D., minister of the Marble 
Collegiate Church, New York, preached in English on the occasion. 
The invitation follows : 

Eglise Huguenote Evangelique. 

Fondee en 1547. Etablie par Charte Royale d'Edouard VI., le 24 Juillet, 

1550. 

Crypt of the Cathedral, Canterbury. 

Superintendent: His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Minister: The Reverend Jean R. Barnabas. 

"And others had trial of cruel "(Of whom the world was not 
mockings and scourgings, yea, more- worthy:) they wandered in deserts, 
over of bonds and imprisonment. and in mountains, and in dens and 

caves of the earth. 

"And these all, having obtained 
a good report through faith, re- 
ceived not the promise. 

"God having provided some bet- 
ter thing for us, that they without 
us should not be made perfect." — 
Heb. xi., 38, 39, 40. 

Divine Service: Sunday, p.m. 

A hearty invitation is extended to all: the Friends, the Descendants of the 
Huguenots of old, and strangers most welcome. [Books Provided.] 

The Lord's Supper is administered once a Quarter, as per announcement. 

For Baptisms and Marriages: Apply to the Deacons or Elders. 

" And he led them forth by the " Oh that men would praise the 
right way, that they might go to a Lord for his goodness, and for his 
city of habitation." — Ps. cvii., 7. wonderful works to the children of 

men." — Ps. cvii., 8. 

Once more as Minister of our most Ancient and Venerable Church of the 
(Martyrs) Huguenots, worshipping in the great catacombs of this great 

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They were stoned, they were 
sawn asunder, were tempted, were 
slain with the sword : they wandered 
about in sheep-skins and goat-skins: 
being destitute, afflicted, torment- 
ed."— Heb. xi., 36, 37. 



Minster, I desire to bring to your notice that (d.v.) on Sunday, July 20th, 
1913, the Rev. David James Burrell, D.D., LL.D., Minister of the 
Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, will preach in English 
on our 366th Anniversary, at 3 p.m., in the above-named Church. 

The Right Worshipful The Mayor (George Mount, Esq.) and Councillors 
have promised to attend in State. 

An event worthy of your attention was (as you are aware) the visit 
of the Head of the French Nation, paying his respect to our beloved Sov- 
ereign, King George V. On the following day, we were authorized to pre- 
sent an Address of Welcome to the President, at the French Ambassy, 
and a beautiful reply has already been received. We feel, Biethren, that 
our forefathers would have been glad of seeing such an occasion as we have 
seen, and they would have done as we have done. Let us pray the Head of 
the Church that good, great good, will be the result of these greetings to the 
people of Nations. 

At the close of the Service the Offerings will be received on behalf of Church 
Expenses. 

Your presence at this 366th Anniversary will be much appreciated. 

J. R. Barnabas. 



New York, November 18, 1913. 

A meeting of the Executive Committee was held on November 18, 
19 1 3, at the Library, 29 West 39th St. 

Members present, — Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Rhinelander, Mr. Washing- 
ton, Mr. Pryer, Mr. Merrill, and Mrs. Lawton. 

Mr. Mitchell in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting in May, 
I9I3» were read and approved. 

The report of the Treasurer was read and approved. 

The Secretary presented for ratification the pedigrees she had 
passed upon in the summer: Mr. Quincy A. Gillmore (son of Mrs. 
Gillmore), Mrs. R. W r . Stuart, Miss Margaret Wiley Janvier, Louis 
Hoysradt, and Mrs. Willard Saulsbury. These elections were ratified. 
No new pedigrees have come in during the summer, though some five 
or six blanks were sent out. 

The death of Mr. Isaac Vail Brokaw was reported. 

The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Vedder asking the Society to 
save the old French Church in Charleston. In reply she said she 
would present the request to some of the members. 

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An interesting letter from the President was read in relation to an 
old church he had visited in England. 

Several other papers and notices were read, which are not neces- 
sary to report. The motion made by the Treasurer some time since 
and not acted upon, was passed at this meeting, and the notice about 
insignia read. 

The Secretary was authorized to write to the Panama Inter- 
national Exposition that if a committee should be appointed to visit it, 
the names would be sent them. 

In relation to the Proceedings, the Secretary reported that she had 
put them all in order during the summer, and that they were ready for 
publication. Mr. Pryer said he would come and go over them with the 
Secretary. As we have a great deal to publish in the new Proceedings , 
the Secretary was authorized to have them published in two parts, 
the Society to publish part two. The Secretary had the three addresses 
delivered at our last Banquet taken down in shorthand and type- 
written ; these will also be published. 

Notice sent out in regard to the insignia: "At a meeting of the 
Executive Committee on Nov. 18, 19 13, the following resolution was 
passed : 1 The Secretary is directed to notify the members that a gold 
insignia will be given to any member bringing into the Society the 
largest number of members after three. In case of a tie, two gold 
insignia will be given.' This resolution goes into effect in response to 
this notice, ending April 13, 1914. " 

Bishop Darlington has asked for two application blanks. 

The letter from Mrs. Bolmer was read and the Secretary directed 
to write to her explaining fully that a gold insignia is to be given to the 
one who brings in the greatest number of members over three. 

A letter from Mrs. Maus was read saying that her cousin was the 
founder of the Huguenot Society of Kentucky. No action was taken. 

New York, January 16, 1914. 

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Huguenot Society of 
America was held at 37 Fifth Ave., Friday, January 16, 1914, at 4 
o'clock. Members present, — Mr. Pryer, Mr. Button, Mr. Mitchell, 
Mr. Rhinelander, and Mrs. Lawton. Mr. Merrill telephoned at the 
last moment that he was detained and wished his affirmative vote 
taken on any question that came up. 

Mr. Mitchell in the chair. Minutes of last meeting read and 
approved. 

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The Secretary reported the death of our Vice-President lor New 
York, Mr. George S. Bowdoin. Resolutions of sympathy were passed 
and notices put in the morning' and evening papers for three days 
requesting members to attend the funeral. The Treasurer and Secre- 
tary represented the Society, and there were several gentlemen in the 
pew whom they did not know, presumably members of the Society, as 
two pews were reserved for them. 

The death of General Paul A. Oliver was reported; he died in 1912. 

Treasurer's report read and accepted. 

Pedigree report: A supplemental of Miss Viele was accepted and 
ordered to be added to her original claim. No new names presented 
though some four or five are having their pedigrees made out by Miss 
Livingston, but she fears some may not be eligible. Mr. La Motte, 
Mrs. Maus, and Mrs. Richmond have not yet 'sent in their papers. 
The latter has a new ancestor — de Normandie. 

The resignation of Wilson as Vice-President for South Carolina 
from the Society, "on account of old age," was accepted and the 
Secretary directed to express the regrets of the Committee. 

Library report: As Chairman of the Library Committee, Mrs. 
Lawton presents to the Society the 3d edition of Family Names of 
Huguenot Refugees to America represented in the membership of the 
Society, with names of members claiming descent through the several 
ancestral lines, and the counter list which she is going over for the last 
time very carefully prior to publication. 

For the Library the Secretary reports another generous and most 
valuable gift from Mrs. Holbrook of the complete edition of the 
George Clinton papers. The thanks of the Committee were voted 
Mrs. Holbrook. 

In regard to the request of a library to lend them the Proceedings of 
the Societe Vaudoise, the Secretary was requested to write on behalf 
of the Library Committee, that it was impossible to accede to their 
request. Many of the books are most valuable, being out of print, and 
doing so would create a precedent. No one is allowed the use of the 
Library except members and friends introduced by members. 

New York, February 1 1 , 19 
A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Huguenot Society of 
America was held at 37 Fifth Avenue at 4.30, Wednesday, February 

«• I9I4- . 
Members present, — Messrs. William Dalliba Dutton, J^Im L 

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Merrill, Wm. Lanier Washington, and the Secretary. The President 
wrote that an important legal engagement would prevent his being 
present. Messrs. William Mitchell, Henry M. Lester, and Charles 
Pryer asked the Secretary to represent them. The illness of Mr. 
Rhinelander's mother was reported and the Committee expressed the 
earnest hope that she would soon recover. 

Mr. Dutton in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read 
and approved. 

The death of Mr. Samuel Eberly Gross was reported ; he died in 19 10 
but the Society was not notified. 

The Treasurer's report was read, accepted, and ordered placed on 

file. 

Library Report : Accessions — The Homestead of a Colonial Dame, 
presented by its author, Mrs. SutclifTe; most interesting about her 
ancestor Francois Rombouts; thanks were voted to Mrs. SutclifTe. 
Saint Nicholas Year Book. Two new volumes of the Historical Society 
given by Mrs. Lawton. 

Pedigree Committee: By authority given her by the Executive 
Committee, the Secretary (after verification by the Chairman of the 
Pedigree Committee) declared several persons elected subject to rati- 
fication by the Executive Committee. See names on list read at 
Annual Meeting. On motion these elections were ratified. 

Report of the Ways and Means Committee 

By invitation of the Ways and Means Committee the Secretary 
met with them and presents the minutes of the meeting. 

The Committee of Ways and Means of the Huguenot Society of 
America met at the residence of Mrs. James M. Lawton, 37 Fifth 
Avenue, on January 28, 19 14. Members present, — Mrs. Lawton, 
Mrs. Gillmore, Mrs. Atterbury, Mrs. Roe, Mrs. Ingraham, Miss 
Crane, and Mrs. Lefterts. 

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Mrs. Gillmore, 
who presented a plan for a course of lectures on Huguenot History, 
explaining the Protestant tenets; as the Roman Catholic Church has 
of late openly attacked the Protestant Faith. At the request of the 
Chairman, Mrs. Lawton was asked to read the outline of the proposed 
lectures : 

"That this generation has forgotten apparently the history of the 
Reformation and the history of the Huguenots, our ancestors whom we 

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represent. Hoping it will meet with the approval of the Huguenot 
Society of America it has been proposed to have a series of lectures 
before the Society on the most interesting and instructive period of the 
Reformation and the points leading up to it, that we may be fully pre- 
pared to give the reason of the faith that is within us. 

"Respectfully submitted, 

" Eleanor Van Rensselaer Fairfax. " 

The names of the Rev. Dr. Manning, Prof. Stuart L. Tyson, Rev. 
Dr. Stires, Rev. Dr. Slattery, Rev. Dr. Atterbury, and Rev. Dr. Jewett 
were mentioned. Then was taken up the question of Rev. Dr. Tyson, 
who was to deliver a course of lectures before the men of Trinity 
Church. Dr. Manning kindly sent him the letters of the Secretary 
with the request that he call and see her. She received this answer : 

"DearMrs. Lawton : 

4 ' It is with the greatest regret that I feel forced to decline your very 
kind invitation to give lectures on the Reformation. Were the subject 
allied closely with the New Testament, with which, being a teacher of it, 
I am naturally familiar, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to 
speak concerning it. But I find the engagements I have already en- 
tered upon in connection with our Mountain Medical work will really 
preclude me from giving the requisite time to prepare a series of 
lectures on a subject which it is now many years since I have studied 
minutely. With kindest remembrances and thanking you warmly for 
your invitation, I am 

"Sincerely yours, 

"Stuart L. Tyson." 

The Secretary went to Trinity last Sunday. After the service 
Colonel Jay gave her his ideas about the subject, which she has com- 
municated to the Committee. A short synopsis is sufficient. She 
knows the Executive Committee will approve. He said we do not 
want to know on what points the Church of England, the Huguenots, 
and the Romanists agree, but in what the differences consist and the 
reasons based on the facts why we can never agree. In other words we 
want to be taught the reasons for the Huguenot Reformation that we 
may stand by them. This has all been reported to the Ways and 
Means Committee and approved by the Executive Committee. 

She would further suggest that Luther would be a good subject for 
one lecture. 

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Genealogist' s Report 



Your genealogist begs to report that she has received during the 
past year, letters of inquiry from the following persons, to all of which 
she has replied, after having made a preliminary search for records of 
the families named, but has had no further communication with them. 
[As the list is quite long it is omitted from the printed report.] 

A letter sent from the Treasurer's office was read and placed in the 
Secretary's hands to answer. 

Two letters sent by the President were given to the Secretary, also 
one from the Washington Historical Quarterly asking for exchange. 

Mr. Dutton was appointed to represent the Huguenot Society at 
the banquet of the Cincinnati ; accepted if he has no other engagement. 

Just as matters were being brought up for consideration and dis- 
cussion, Rev. Dr. Slattery was announced. Thinking that he might be 
able to suggest some good lecturer and might be able to give us an 
address on the 13th, he was asked up. The meeting then became 
informal. Dr. Slattery was most helpful. He said we wanted a his- 
torian not a clergyman, and suggested Prof. Henry Gradforn Wash- 
burn from Boston and Prof. Gwatkind from England. He always 
found that a lecturer coming from some distance was more popular 
than one from the same city. He was requested informally to give us 
an address (topic at our discretion) on the 13th of April. He consented ; 
the Secretary to ask him formally. 

Mr. Merrill made a suggestion which he had informally made 
several times. This was official and is placed in the minutes : That the 
Huguenot Society have a church service on some certain day to be 
decided afterwards and have something of the same character as the 
Sons of the Revolution, etc. This was put aside to be thought over and 
thoroughly discussed at the next meeting. Dr. Slattery offered Grace 
Church any Sunday we wished in the afternoon. 

The Secretary was instructed to report to the Ways and Means 
Qmimittee, giving what was suggested and asking their action. 

New York, March 31, 1914. 
A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Huguenot Society of 
America was held at the office of the Treasurer, 27 William Street, on 
Tuesday, March 31, 1914, at 4 p.m. 

Meeting called to order by Mr. Mitchell. Present, — Mr. Jay, Mr. 
Wm. Mitchell, Mr. T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, and Mr. Pryer. 

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The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The report of the Treasurer was accepted and ordered placed on 

file. 

Motion of Mr. Dutton and Mr. Merrill read and approved and the 
President requested to appoint a Committee to arrange details: "At 
the last meeting of the Executive Committee the following suggestion 
was offered which was unanimously adopted : ' That a church service 
should be held under the auspices of the Society in Grace Church next 
fall/" 

Elections of members at the last meeting were ratified by the 
Executive Committee subject to acceptance of pedigrees. 

Applications of proposed new members were placed in the usual 
course in the hands of the Pedigree Committee. 

The minutes of the Ways and Means Committee held January 28th 
were read and approved. 

An invitation of the Colonial Wars Society to divine service on 
May 5th was read and accepted with thanks. (No appointment made.) 

Correspondence with reference to Lecture Course was referred to 
the Secretary. 

The present Nomination Committee was renominated. 

Mr. Rhinelander and Mr. Mitchell were appointed by the President 
as a committee to confer with Mrs. Lawton to arrange details of the 
Annual Meeting. 

The meeting adjourned. 

New York, April 13, 1914. 
Minutes of the business Committee meeting, April 13, 1914: 
Present, — the President, Colonel Jay, the Secretary, Mrs. Lawton, 

the Treasurer, Mr. Rhinelander, and Messrs. Mitchell, Pryer, Dutton, 

and Merrill. 

A quorum being present the meeting was called to order by the 
President, Colonel Jay. 

On motion, the reading of the minutes of the last Executive Com- 
mittee meeting was dispensed with. 

On motion, the reading of the Treasurer's report was postponed 
until the Annual Meeting, which was to follow. 

Mr. Merrill, upon behalf of the Nominating Committee, submitted 
the report of that Committee and the said report was, on motion, duly 
approved. 

On motion, the meeting adjourned. 

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 
APRIL 13, I914 



Secretary's Report 

The Secretary has the honor to submit the following report : Since 
the last Annual Meeting, there have been seven deaths; members 
elected, fifteen; resignations, four: Meetings of the Executive Com- 
mittee, five; meeting of the Nominating Committee, one; business 
meeting, one (before Annual Meeting) ; no Society meeting. 

List of deceased members whose names have been reported since 
April, 1913: 

Samuel Eberly Gross, 1910. 
General Paul A. Oliver, May, 1912. 
Mrs. Joshua Wilbour, March, 191 3. 
Mrs. Edmund Swift, May 1, 1913. 
Isaac Vail Brokaw, 1913- 

George S. Bowdoin, Dec. 16, 191 3. Vice-Pres. for New York. 
Oscar B. Ireland, 1914- 

Resignations. 

Rev. Robert Wilson, Vice-Pres. for South Carolina. 
Mrs. Sophie Bushnell. 
Mrs. Thomas C. Harris. 
Edwin Marschalk. 

The Society received an invitation to the annual dinner of the 
Holland Society of New York, and also an invitation from the Society 
of Colonial Wars to attend a divine service commemorative of the 
founding of the Society. The Huguenot Society of New Rochelle sent 
a notice of their quarterly meeting to be held Thursday evening, April 
16, 1914, at 8.15. The Kings County Historical Society sent an 
invitation for an exhibition of rare Long Island prints. The American 
Museum of Safety sent an invitation for their annual dinner and 
Safety Exposition. 

Treasurer's Report 



The Treasurer's report was read as given on pp. 83-85. 

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TREASURER'S REPORT (Continued) 

BOND ACCOUNT 



Par Value Cost 



i U. S. Steel $1,000.00 

1 Mexican Government 1,000.00 

1 Japanese " 1,000.00 

1 Brooklyn R. T. 1,000.00 

1 Norfolk & West. R.R. 500.00 

1 U. S. Rubber 1,000.00 

1 Liggett & Myers 500.00 

I P. Lorillard 500.00 

1 St. Paul Conv. 500.00 

1 American Telephone & Tel. Co. 500.00 



$7,500.00 $7,496.30 



and historical and publication fund 



1 Canada Southern 5% Bond 1,000.00 1,064.15 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 
New York, April 13, 1914. Treasurer. 

HISTORICAL AND PUBLICATION FUND 



Amount of Fund, April 13, 19 13 $i,5°3-33 
Interest of savings bank to January 1, 19 14 22.36 
Interest on Canada Southern Bond 50.00 



$1,575.69 



1914 

April 13, Amount of Fund $1,575-69 
Shows increase for year 7 2 -3 6 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 
New York, April 13, 19 14. Treasurer. 

membership 

New members admitted during year 12 



Loss through resignation : 

Mrs. Bushnell 

" Harris 
Rev. Robt. Wilson 
E. A. Marschalk 

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Loss through death : 
G. S. Bowdoin 
C. B. Ireland 
I. V. Brokaw 
M. Clarkson 
S. E. Gross 
Mrs. Gillette 

V Swift 
Gen. Oliver 
Mrs. Ogden 

" J. Wilbour 
Total 

Loss for year: 



New York, April 13, 1914. 



14 



T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



Note: Of the cash balance shown in statement of 

There is due : 

Permanent Fund 
Loving Cup Fund 
Annual Library a/c 

Leaving surplus to credit of General a/c of 



$1,531-24 



$ 350-00 
250.00 

132.26 732 26 



$ 799- 1 8 



COMPARISON 



1914 

April 13. Surplus as above 

" one year ago 

Gain for this year 



$ 799-18 
631.70 



$ 15748 



PERMANENT FUND 



(which consists of Life Memberships and fees) shows increase as follows: 



1914 

April 13. Amount of Fund 



one year ago 



Gain for year 



$ 350.00 
80.00 



$3270.00 



DUES 



Amount received current year 

" one year previous 

Gain for this year 
New York, April 13, 1914. 



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$1,420.00 
1,390.00 

$ 30.00 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, 

Treasurer. 



Report of the Pedigree Committee 

The Chairman of the Pedigree Committee reports the names of new 
members : 

Genl. Isaac S. Catlin, U. S. Army — Proposer, Capt. George de 
Grasse Catlin; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton; Ancestors, Nicholas 
Du Puy, Catherine de Vaux, Blanchan, Jorisse. 

Mrs. Theodore de La Porte — Maiden Name, Helen Reed; Pro- 
poser, Ralph Le Fevre; Seconder, Judge Clearwater; Ancestors, 
Blanchan, dispell, Dumont, Jorisse. 

Mrs. Willard Fisher — Maiden Name, Marie Louise Bird; Propose^ 
Charles Pryer; Seconder, Henry M. Lester; Ancestor, Badeau. 

Isaac Edgar Hasbrouck — Proposer, Mr. Le Fevre; Seconder, 
Judge Clearwater; Ancestors, Bevier, Du Bois (two lines), Hasbrouck. 

Dr. Hugh Hamilton — Proposer, Right Rev. James H. Darlington; 
Ancestor, Naudain. 

Miss Margaret Wiley Janvier — Proposer, Mrs. Preston Corbit Lea ; 
Seconder, Mrs. Eugene A. Du Pont; Ancestors, des Marest, du Ruine, 
Sohier. 

Quincy A. Gillmore — Proposer, Mrs. Quincy Gillmore; Seconder, 
Mrs. Charles F. Roe; Ancestors, de Rapalle, Trico, Bruyn, Du Bois. 

Louis Hoysradt — Proposer, Edward Du Bois; Seconder, Miss Amy 
E. Du Pont ; Ancestor, Louis Du Bois. 

Mrs. Howard Richmond — Maiden Name, Emma Hepburn Parsons; 
Proposer, Mrs. Sanford Bissell; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton; 
Ancestor, de Normandie. 

Miss Grace Ferdinand Rockafellow — Proposer, Miss Clementine 
Rosa Troxell; Seconder, Mrs. Grace F. Reynolds; Ancestors, Bourgon, 
Broucard, and Catherine Le Febre. 

Mrs. Willard Saulsbury — Maiden Name, Du Pont; Proposer, 
Mrs. Eugene A. Du Pont; Seconder, Mrs. Preston Corbit Lea; Ances- 
tor, Du Pont. 

Mrs. Andrew Carnegie — Maiden Name, Louise Whitfield; Pro- 
poser, William Jay Schieflelin; Seconder, Col. William Jay; Ancestors, 
Guion, Malherbe. 

Mrs. Arthur Taylor Sutcliffe — Maiden Name, Alice Crary; Pro- 
poser, Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax; Seconder, Mrs. James M. Lawton; 
Ancestors, Francois Rombouts (Walloon), de Peyster. 

Louis Howell La Motte — Proposer, Robert E. Deyo; Seconder, 
William Mitchell; Ancestor, de la Motte. 



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Mrs. Frederick W. Foote — Proposer, Mrs. William H. LefTerts; 
Seconder, Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane; Ancestor, Nicholas Du Puy. 

Report of the Library Committee 

Books received from April 13, 1912, to April 13, 19 14 (owing to 
the illness of the Secretary no Library report was made last year) : 

The Du Puy Family, given by Herbert Du Puy. 

The Monnette Family Genealogy, given by Orra Eugene Monnette. 

Daniel P err in the Huguenot and his Descendants, given by Howland 
D. Perrin. 

Pierre Fauconnier and his Descendants, given by Dr. Abraham 
Ernest Helffenstein. 

Allied Families of Purdy, Fauconnier , Archer, Perrin, given by 
William H. Falconer. 

Owing to some error The Sanxay Family, presented a few years ago 
to the Society by Theodore F. Sanxay, was not reported in the last 
Proceedings. 

Public Papers of George Clinton, vols, i.-ix., given by Mrs. Levi 
Holbrook. 

Homestead of a Colonial Dame, given by Alice Crary SutclifTe. 
One Branch of the Booth Family, given by Charles E. Booth. 
The Reformed Low Dutch Church of Harlem, given by the Consistory. 
Julienno Provencalo, given by Rev. Matthew C. Julien. 
Royal Descent and Colonial Ancestry of Mrs. Harley Calvin Gage. 
The Phantom of the Poles, given by William Reed. 
Le Bon Roy, given by Mrs. James M. Lawton. 
Register of the Colonial Dames (2 vols.}, given by Mrs. James M. 
Lawton. 

New York Historical Society, vols. 1905 to 191 1, given by Mrs. 
James M. Lawton. 

Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, given by Mrs. James M. 
Lawton. 

The Huguenot of La Rochelle, translated from the French by George 
L. Catlin. 

Annual Reports of the American Historical Association, 1908 to 
1911. 

Annual Reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 19 10 to 
1913. 

Year Book of the St. Nicholas Society. 

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New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Mrs. Levi Holbrook. 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Mr. Levi Hol- 
brook. 

Year Book of the Society of Colonial Wars. 
Memoires de la Pucelle and Memoires de la Richemont. 
Year Book of the Holland Society, 1913. 
New Rochelle on the Sound. 

Constitution of the Society of American Wars, Commandery of the 
State of New York. 

From Library of Congress, 3 vols. 

Railway Library and Statistics, 19 12. 

Annual Report of the Princeton Club, 191 3. 

Annual Report of the Western Reserve Historical Society. 

Monthly Bulletin of the Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme 
Francais, up to date. 

Bulletins 1 and 2 of the Michigan Historical Commission. 

The quarterly publication of the Historical and Philosophical 
Society of Ohio. 

Year Book of the Huguenot Society of London. 

Catalogue de la Bibliotheque Wallonne. 

Dictionnaire Historique et Genealogique des Families du Poitou. 
The Protestant Magazine, 191 3. 

Vol. 12, Nos. 1 and 2, the University of North Carolina. 
Eight copies of the Honor e Champion. 
New Haven Colony Historical Society, Nov., 19 13. 
Incunabula, Mai, 19 13. 

Address by William E. Fitch delivered before the New York So- 
ciety of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Oct. 29, 
1913. 

Libraire Armand Colin. 
Washington Historical Quarterly. 
Catalogue de Tres Beaux Livres. 
Ordre & Suivre au Cidte Divin. 
Catalogue de Pamphlets et d'Estampes. 

Two volumes of the Virginia Historical Society, presented by Mrs. 
James M. Lawton; future volumes will also be given to the Library. 

The Chairman of the Library Committee has been requested to 
write notices of some of the books that have been presented. This has 
been done and these notices will appear in the published list of books. 1 
1 See p. 92. 

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Owing to the recent illness of the Secretary Mr. John L. Merrill 
very kindly read all the Reports. 

Report of the Ways and Means Committee 

The Ways and Means Committee report that, with the hearty and 
generous cooperation of our Secretary, Mrs. Lawton, we have arranged 
a course of three lectures for next autumn and winter. 

Dr. Talcott Williams, Director of the School of Journalism at 
Columbia College, will lecture Tuesday, November 17, 19 14, on the 
"Huguenot Origin," and on Tuesday, December 8, 19 14, on the 
"Huguenot Character." Dr. Demarest, a member of the Society and 
President of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, will lecture Thursday, 
January 7, 1915, on the "Huguenot Church, its Faith, Worship, and 
Polity. " These lectures will take place in our Library at 4.30 in the 
afternoon. 

These distinguished men are so well known that we feel no hesi- 
tancy in begging all present to carefully note the dates on which the 
lectures are to be given and to kindly circulate among their friends the 
knowledge of this rare opportunity, as we are privileged to bring guests. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret V. K. Gillmore, Chairman, 

Mrs. Anson P. Atterbury, 

Mrs. Hamilton Fairfax, 

Mrs. Felix Ingraham, 

Miss Elsie Schuyler Crane, 

Mrs. Sanford Bissell, 

Mrs. Charles F. Roe, 

Mrs. R. T. Haines Halsey, 

Mrs. William H. Lefferts, 

Committee. 

The following announcement has been issued for these lectures : 

THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 
invites you to attend 

A COURSE OF LECTURES 

to be given in the rooms of the Society 

29 WEST 39TH STREET 
NEW YORK 

fall and winter of 1914-1915 
at 4.30 o'clock 

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Lectures 



tuesday, november i7th, i914 

"the huguenot origin" 

Dr. Talcott Williams 
Director of the School of Journalism, Columbia University 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, I9I4 

"THE HUGUENOT CHARACTER" 

Dr. Talcott Williams 

thursday, january 7th, i9i5 

"the huguenot church, its faith, worship, and polity" 
Dr. W. H. S. Demarest 
President of Rutgers College 

Each member may bring one guest. 



Report of Nominating Committee 

New York, April 13, 1914. 

To the Huguenot Society of America: 

The undersigned Nominating Committee respectfully submit the 
following nominations for officers to be voted upon at the Annual 
Meeting of the Society, to be held on Monday, April 13, 1914: 

president 
Col. William Jay 

vice-presidents 

For New York 
Temple Bowdoin, Esq. 

For Staten Island 
William H. Falconer, Esq. 

For Long Island 
George A. Bicknell, Esq. 

For New Rochelle 



Henry M. Lester, Esq. 
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For New Paltz 
Hon. A. T. Clearwater 

For Boston 
Paul M. Hubbard, Esq. 

For Narragansett 
William Ely, Esq. 

For New Oxford 
Hon. Richard Olney 

For New Jersey 
Prof. Allan Marquand 

For Delaware 
Hon. Henry A. Du Pont 

For Pennsylvania 
Herbert Dupuy, Esq. 

For Virginia 
James W. Hunter, Esq. 

For South Carolina 
Hon. Thomas W. Bacot 

TREASURER 

T. J. Oakley Rhinelander, Esq. 

SECRETARY 

Mrs. James M. Lawton 
chaplain 

Rt. Rev. James H. Darlington, D.D., LL.D. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Lanier Washington, 
William R. Britton, 
John Lenord Merrill, 

Committee. 
By John Lenord Merrill, 
Chairman. 

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The above officers were duly elected. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles Lewis Slattery of Grace Church was then 
introduced and to the great delight and edification of our members 
and guests, we were treated to a most instructive and eloquent address 
on "The Protestant Reformation." He was given a rising vote of 
thanks, and a copy of his address was requested for publication. 1 

A sketch of the proposed window to the memory of Admiral 
Coligny, by the Maitland Armstrong Company, was then shown. 
This window will be ordered and subscribed for by the Huguenot 
Society, subject to ratification at the next meeting of the Executive 
Committee. If it meets with their approval, the notices will be sent 
out in October. 

FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 

I cannot allow this volume of the Proceedings to go to press without 
mentioning some most valuable books presented to us by their authors. 
It seems invidious to mention so few, when our members have been 
so generous, but I select those that contain not the most information, 
but whose donors have requested special mention from a genealogical 
point of view. 

First in order comes a book which I find much to my mortification 
that I have not acknowledged during the previous years. It is The 
Sanxay Family, by our valued member Mr. Theodore F. Sanxay (now 
Vice-President for New York). Not only does he bear the honored 
name of his ancestor, the Rev. Jacques Sanxay, the Huguenot refugee 
to England in 1685, and whose descendant John Sanxay came to 
America about 1772, but among his distinguished ancestors who though 
not refugees were most ardent Huguenots, were the Moreau, Vivier, 
Goy, and Brung families. 

Most interesting and unique are facsimiles of the old Sanxay 
family autographs from 15 17 through 1768. Added to these are 
genealogical tables from Pierre Sanxay, 1530, in all the various lines 
through 1883. It is a most complete genealogical work, and shows 
most clearly that Mr. Sanxay has indeed reason to be proud of the 
Huguenot ancestors — not alone those who remained in their own 
country suffering for their faith amid their persecutors, but of the one 
who went to England to preach the gospel there. 

'This address, together with the three arranged for the winter of 1914-15, will be 
printed as Collection 2. 

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The Monnett Family, presented by the author, Mr. Orra Monnette, 
is a splendidly bound volume of 1 1 10 pages most beautifully illustrated 
— with an early portrait of Queen Victoria of Huguenot ancestry. The 
author has a wonderfully balanced mind; every member of the family, 
all of the collateral branches, "from generation to generation," are 
in their proper places, and they are kept there, so clearly outlined that 
it is a real pleasure to take up the book and trace at haphazard the 
descent of any of the members. While tracing his own family, he does 
not forget information obtained at the Library, and the Secretary was 
much flattered at his copying the Huguenot Family Names, which she 
had classified and published. I take pleasure in again thanking Mr. 
Monnette for his book. 

Pierre Fanconnier and his Descendants is another wonderfully 
carried out book, and contains historical matter not generally known. 
The author, Mr. William Falconer, is not unknown to fame, for he has 
written and presented to us a very comprehensive book on Allied 
Families. All these families brought from different parts are beauti- 
fully brought together and made one harmonious whole. 

Daniel P err in and his Descendants has been given to us by Mr. 
Howland Perrine. His not belonging to the Society makes us doubly 
grateful for his gift, and the information contained in it is most valuable 
to those of Perrin descent, and invaluable to "the searcher of Huguenot 
genealogy. " 

Our never-failing friend, Mr. Herbert Dupuy, has given us this 
time The Dupuy Family. We thank him most cordially for this most 
kind remembrance for the Library. The book corrects many mistakes, 
and places his ancestor with his correct name exactly where he belongs, 
so that he will never again in my mind be thought of in connection with 
names that have the same pronunciation. For this gift, and all the 
valuable and priceless gifts he has made us of foreign books and MSS. 
many of which are out of print, my heart goes out to him in thankful- 
ness. 

Chairman of the Library Committee. 

New York, May 25, 19 14. 
A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Huguenot Society of 
America was held at 37 Fifth Avenue, Monday, May 25, 1914, at 4.30 
P.M. Members present, Messrs. Rhinelander, Dutton, Merrill, and 
Mrs. Lawton. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted. The 

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Secretary reported the deaths of Miss Lila Pechin, Mr. Jose Aymar, and 
Mrs. A. E. Orr. The resignation of Mrs. Charles Alden was accepted 
as her dues have been paid. 

The Treasurer made a verbal report which was accepted. The 
written report will be in the hands of the Secretary in a few days, and 
was ordered placed on file. 

The Pedigree of Mrs. William P. Tuttle was presented, and was 
placed in the hands of the Chairman of the Pedigree Committee for 
verification. 

A letter was read from Captain G. De Grasse Catlin proposing for 
membership his nephew, Robert Graves, Jr. 

Diplomas were sent to Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, Miss Grace F. 
Rockafellow, and Mrs. Willard Fisher; insignias to Mrs. Carnegie and 
Mrs. de Laporte. 

The Library Committee reported having sold Vol. I., Part II., and 
Vol. III., Part I, of Proceedings to W. K. Stewart Co.; received check 
for $2.50; several pamphlets received and Guest Insignia for Fraunce's 
Tavern. A letter is to be written to the Library of Engineering So- 
cieties that we appreciate their courtesy, but we cannot exchange with 
any societies except Historical and Huguenot. Will be very glad to 
give them copies of our Proceedings. Also the same in answer to 
Washington Historical Quarterly. 

Invitations were received from the New Rochelle Association to a 
Loan Exhibit, May 8th. Also an invitation to the unveiling of the 
Tablet at the old Coffee House, lunch at Fraunce's Tavern. By order 
of the President invitations to be telephoned to four members and 
four duplicate members. Only Miss Mitchell and the Secretary were 
able to accept. Invitations were also received for the meeting of the 
New Rochelle Association in June. 

A resolution was passed that the notice about the gold insignia is to 
be sent to all members under cover of the notices of the Addresses (to 
be sent out October 1st). 

A resolution of thanks from the Executive Committee for the 
address of Dr. Slattery was passed with the request for it for publica- 
tion with the others. 

The Secretary said she had told Mrs. Gillmore that she would pay the 
$200.00 asked by Mr. Williams for his lectures. The Executive Com- 
mittee desired the Secretary to write to Mrs. Gillmore saying that they 
had just heard of her illness and that they congratulate her most 
heartily that her recovery has been so rapid. 

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The question of the Memorial Window was taken up. It was 
thought best to request Mr. Armstrong to have small copies made of it 
to send to members in this country with a notice to the effect that the 
window is proposed to be placed in the First Presbyterian Church, 
which having a large endowment fund will always remain where it is, 
state the price, and ask if each one will pledge himself, or herself, for 
his proportion. If the full amount is promised checks will be asked 
for, if not pledges will be returned. 

The question of the engagement of Miss Roe with her salary was 
left in the hands of the Treasurer and Secretary. 

In regard to letter from Mr. Merrill, it was left to be thought over 
and acted on. 

The Treasurer and Secretary then appointed the following mem- 
bers of the new Executive Committee to be reported to the President 
for his ratification: Mr. William Mitchell, Mr. Wm. Dalliba Dutton, 
Mr. Wm. Lanier Washington, Mr. John Lenord Merrill, and Mr. 
Francis T. Luquer Lane, or Mr. W. I. Lincoln Adams. As Mr. Temple 
Bowdoin refused the nomination for Vice-President for New York, 
Mr. Sanxay was elected ; the Secretary to write to Mr. Bowdoin that 
the nomination to take his father's place was tendered to him in 
memory of his father. 

On motion the meeting adjourned. 

New York, June 15, 1914. 

The last meeting of the season of the Executive Committee of the 
Huguenot Society of America was held at the Library, Monday, June 
15, 1914, at 3.30 p.m. Members present, Colonel Jay, Mr. Sanxay, Mr. 
Rhinelander, Mr. Pryer, Mr. Francis T. Luquer Lane, Mr. Merrill, 
and Mrs. Lawton. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The Secretary read her report in regard to the Huguenot Window 
with the proposed notice to be sent to the members October 1st asking 
for subscriptions. After a good deal of discussion, it was laid on the 
table. 

A notice was read from Mr. Lambden, Superintendent, in regard 
to leaving the building on October 1st. It was placed in the hands 
of a committee consisting of the President, Secretary, and Mr. 
Merrill. 

The Treasurer read his report for the preceding month. 
Other business: The Secretary reported that the list of Huguenot 

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names and the counter list presented by her to the Society is now in 
print. Mr. Pryer pays for Proceedings Volume VII. 
On motion the meeting adjourned. 

The Secretary wishes to report that she attended the meeting at 
New Rochelle on June 226.. It was a most deHghtful reception and a 
delicious lunch. The President, Mr. Lester, did the Huguenot Society 
of America the great honor of having your Secretary the guest of 
honor, and placed at his right hand at lunch. The address of welcome 
was by Mr. Lester, and an address was given by Mr. Davis on the 
history of New Rochelle, which was most instructive and entertaining. 
Mr. French's lecture was on the history of Westchester County and 
was listened to with close attention. 



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MEMBERS OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 



Corrected to January, 191 5. 
A 

Adams, Mrs. Calvin Thayer 
Adams, Mrs. George F. 
Adams, W. I. Lincoln 
Allen, Dr. Paul 
Ames, Mrs. Charles T. 
Anderson, Miss Maria L. 
Anschultz, Mrs. Thomas P. 
Asch, Mrs. Joseph J. 

ASCHBRIDGE, MlSS EMILY R. 

Atterbury, Mrs. Anson P. 
Aymar, Benjamin 

B 

Bacot, Thomas Wright 

Bacot, Wm. Sinclair 

Bailey, Dr. Pearce 
♦Baker, Mrs. Charles R. 
♦Balch, Thomas Willing 

Bangs, Mrs. Fletcher 

Barbour, Mrs. William 

Barbour, Wm. Delamater 

Belcher, Mrs. James N. 

Bent, Mrs. Richard M. 

Berrien, Wm. Mitchell 

Bicknell, Eugene Pintard 
♦Bicknell, George A. 
♦Bishop, Mrs. Wm. D., Jr. 

Bissell, Mrs. Sanford 

Blackwell, Miss Ruthella R. 

Blackwell, Wm. Bayard 

Blodgett, Mrs. F. J. 

Bogert, Wm. Benezet 

Bolmer, Mrs. Gertrude S. 

BONDURANT, EUGENE D. 

Bontecou, Frederick T. 
Boucher, Miss Sophie 
♦Boylston, Mrs. Samuel Shoe- 
maker 

Braunersreuther, Mrs. W. 
Brewster, Saml. D. 



♦Marks the Life Members. 

Britton, Wm. R. 
♦Brokaw, George T. 
Brokaw, Howard C. 
Brokaw, Irving 
Bryant, Dr. Wm. Sohier 
Burrow, Mrs. N. Trigant 
Burruss, Mrs. Nathaniel 
Burruss, Nathaniel C. 

C 

Campbell, Mrs. Frank J. 
Campbell, Mrs. Henry G. 
Canoune, Howard M. 
♦Carnegie, Mrs. Andrew 
Catlin, Capt. G. de Grasse, 
U. S. A. 

Catlin, Genl. Isaac S., U. S. A. 
*Cattus, Miss Emma E. 

Cattus, Mrs. John C. 
♦Clarkson, Banyer 

Clearwater, Hon. A. T. 

Cleveland, Mrs. James Wray 

Clinch, Rev. Nicholas Bayard 
♦Clinch, Richard Floyd 

Cockcroft, Miss Elizabeth V. 

Coles, Henry R. R. 

Colver, Frederick L. 
♦Cooper, Miss Marian W. B. 

Coutant, Dr. Richard B. 

Crane, Miss Elsie Schuyler 

Cutting, Robert Fulton 
♦cuyler, telamon c. s. 

D 

Danforth, Mrs. Elliot 
Darlington, Charles F. 
Darlington, Rt. Rev. James H. 
Darlington, Miss Marion G. 
Darlington, Dr. Thomas 
Dashiell, Dr. Nicholas L. 
De Forest, Robert W. 



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De Lamater, Ezra D. 

de Laporte, Mrs. Theodore 

Delano, Mortimer 

Demarest, Henry Samuel 

Demarest, Rev. Wm. H. S. 

Demont, Eugene A. 

Demorest, William Curtis 

Denny, Thomas 

de Peyster, Miss Emily M. 

de Peyster, Miss Frances G. 

Depew, Hon. Chauncey M. 

Devotion, Miss Harriet 

Deyo, Robert E. 

Disoway, Miss Sarah L. 

Dodge, Francis E. 

Dominick, Henry B. 

Du Bois, Miss Lucy A. 
*Du Bois, William A. 

Du Bois, William Edward 
*Du Bois, William Maison 

du Fais, John 

Du Pont, Mrs. Eugene A. 

Du Pont, Hon. Henry F. 

Du Pont, Henry Francis 

Dupuy, Herbert 

Duryee, Rev. Joseph 

Dutton, William Dalliba 
*Duval, H. Rieman 

E 

♦Eckard, Rev. L. W. 
Ellis, John Gillett 
Ellis, Mrs. William R. 

*Ely, William 
English, William E. 

F 

Fairfax, Mrs. Hamilton 
Falconer, William H. 
Farlow, Mrs. William G. 
Ferree, Barr 
Fisher, Mrs. B. F. 
Fisher, Mrs. Willard 
*Fiske, Augustus Henry 
Flandreau, Felix E. 
Floyd- Jones, Mrs. E. 
Foote, Mrs. Frederick W. 
Foote, Mrs. N. A. M. 
Foster, Rev. Daniel R. 



*Fowler, Mrs. A. H. 
Franklin, Mrs. Benjamin W. 
*Freeman, Alden 
*Frizzell, William H. 

G 

Gallandet, Prof. E. M. 
Gautier, Dudley G. 
Gillmore, Mrs. Quincy 
Gillmore, Quincy A. 
Goddard, Mrs. F. W. 
Goddard, Mrs. J. Warren 

GOLDTH WAITE , MRS. C. C. 

Grinnell, Wm. M. 
Guion, Rev. Wm. B. 
Gunckel, Mrs. Ella L. 

H 

Halsey, Mrs. R. T. Haines 

Hamilton, Dr. Hugh 

Harding, Miss Julia Morgan 

Hasbrouck, Isaac E. 

Hasslock, Wm. F. 

Hecker, Mrs. John McKeon 

Hegeman, Miss Annie M. 

Helffenstein, Dr. A. E. 

Heroy, William W. 

Hess, Mrs. Charles F. 
*Hewitt, Miss Eleanor G. 
♦Hewitt, Erskine 

Hillman, Frank Herbert 

Hillman, William 

Hodges, Alfred 

Hodges, Miss Kate L. 
*Holbrook, Mrs. Levi 

Holland, Rev. William J. 

Hook, Mrs. E. W. 

Hosmer, Mrs. Edward Sturges 

Hoysradt, Louis 

Hubbard, Paul M. 

Hunt, Miss Alice K. 
*Hunt, Arthur K. 

Hunter, James W. 

I 

Ingraham, Mrs. D. Phoenix 
*Ingraham, Phoenix 
♦Iselin, Mrs. Arthur 



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J 

Jackson, Miss Margaret A. 

James, Mrs. J. W. Harry 

Janvier, Miss Margaret W. 
♦Jay, Colonel William 

Jenkins, Mrs. George Walker 
* Jenkins, Miss Helen Hartley 
♦Jerome, Mrs. John L. 

Jewett, Mrs. George 

Johnson, Mrs. Ebenezer Platt 

Johnson, John Townsend 

Johnson, Woolsey McA. 

Joline, Mrs. Adrian H. 

Jones, Mrs. Lorraine F. 

Jouet, Cavalier H. 

Julien, Gustavus D. 

Julien, Rev. Matthew C. 

Juillard, Augustus D. 

Juillard, Mrs. A. D. 

K 

Keim, George de Benneville 
Kingsland, Mrs. Justine Bay- 
ard 

L 

La Bach, James 0. 

La Bach, Paul M. 

La Motte, Louis H. 

Lane, Francis T. Luquer 

Lanier, Charles 

Lathrop, Kirke 

Lawton, Mrs. George P. 
•Lawton, Mrs. James M. 

Lawton, Mrs. Thomas A. 

Lea, Mrs. George H. 

Lea, Miss Nina 

Lea, Mrs. Preston Corbit 

Le Boutillier, Clement 

Le Boutillier, Miss Mary 

Le Boutillier, Thomas 

Le Conte, Dr. Robert G. 

Lefferts, Mrs. William H. 

Leonard, Mrs. Mortimer H. 
•Lester, Henry M. 
•Lindsley, Mrs. Smith M. 

Lockwood, Miss E. H. 

Lott, Mrs. Jeremiah 

Lung, Mrs. George A. 



Luquer, Prof. L. Mc. I. 
Luquer, Mrs. L. Mc. I 
Luquer, Nicholas 
Luquer, Thatcher T. P. 

M 

McAllister, Miss Julia G. 

Macdonald, Mrs. Malcolm 

McMurtry, Mrs. Clara L. 
♦Maddox, Mrs. Virginia K. 

Marquand, Prof. Allan 

Martin, Mrs. Howard T. 

Matlock, Mrs. Elwood V. 

Maury, Charles W. 

Mercereau, John Daniel 

Merriam, Mrs. Alfred B. 

Merrill, John L. 
♦Miller, Charles K. 

Mitchell, Miss Grace 
♦Mitchell, John Van Buren 
♦Mitchell, William 
*Monnette, Orra Eugene 
*Moore, Clarence 
*Moore, Mrs. John W. 

Moore, Mrs. Russell W. 

Moseley, Mrs. William H. 

Mottet, Frederick 
*Mount, Miss Susan 
♦Murray, Charles H. 

N 

Nicola, Mrs. Charles A. 
Nevin, Mrs. Charles W. 
Norwood, Miss Catherine 

O 

♦Oakley, Mrs. Imogen B. 
♦Ogden, William B. 

Oliver, Mrs. Robert B. 

Olney, Mrs. Peter B. 

Olney, Peter B. 

Olney, Hon. Richard 

P 

Parks, George E. 
Parks, Mrs. George W. 
Parris, Mrs. Edward L. 
Partridge, Dr. Edward L. 



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Payne, Mrs. Henry C. 

Payson, Mrs. Francis 
♦Peabody, Mrs. Ellen R. 

Pechin, Edmund C. 

Pechin, Mrs. Edmund C. 
*Pelletreau, Robert S. 

Perkins, Mrs. Charles P. 

Perkins, Miss Elizabeth 

Perkins, Mrs. J. Newton 

Perot, Robeson L. 

Pierce, Mrs. Dean 

Plummer, David B. 

Poillon, Capt. Arthur, U. S. A. 

Porter, Mrs. Henry K. 
♦Potter, Mrs. James B. M. 
♦Potter, James B. M. 

Prall, Rev. William 

Pryer, Charles 
♦Putnam, Mrs. Erastus G. 

R 

Ralph, Mrs. C. M. B. 

Randolph, Mrs. Edmund D. 
♦Rapalje, Jacob G. 

Rapelye, Henry S. 

Remsen, Miss Margaret S. 

Reynolds, Mrs. Benjamin 
♦Reynolds, John P. 

Rhinelander, Philip 
♦Rhinelander, T. J. Oakley 

Richardson, Miss Marcia M. 

Richmond, Mrs. Howard 

Rivers, Colonel W. C, U. S. A. 

Robinson, Charles L. F. 

Robinson, Mrs. Charles L. F. 

ROCKAFELLOW, MlSS GRACE F. 

Roe, Mrs. Charles F. 

Roosevelt, Mrs. James 
♦Rumsey, Mrs. William 
♦Rutan, Charles H. 

S 

Sands, Mrs. Philip J. 

Sanger, Hon. William C. 

Sanxay, Theodore F. 

Sargent, Mrs. Charles S. 

Sargent, Rev. Christopher S. 

Saulsbury, Mrs. Willard 
♦Schieffelin, William Jay 
♦Scott, Miss Hannah Lewis 



♦Scott, Mrs. John, Jr. 

Seabury, William Marsten 

Seacord, Morgan H. 

Seaman, Mrs. Louis Livingston 
♦Sell, Dr. Edward H. 

Shannon, Mrs. P. M. 

Sharpe, Genl. Henry Granville, 

U. S. A. 
♦Sheldon, Edwin Bernon 

Shepard, Benjamin 

Sherer, Mrs. John 

Sherman, Mrs. Byron 

Shields, Mrs. George H. 
♦Shirley, Rufus G. 

Simons, C. Dewar 
♦Smith, Miss Amanda M. 

Smith, Mrs. Chandler 
♦Smith, Miss L. Cotheal 

Smith, Mrs. Rosa W. 

Snitzler, Mrs. John H. 

Snow, Mrs. James P. 

Spencer, Mrs. L. V. B. 

Stanley, Mrs. W. E. 
♦Stanton, F. McM. 

Stanton, John R. 

Stelle, Morton B., Jr. 

Stevenson, Richard W. 

Strong, Mrs. Allen H. 

Stuart, Mrs. Robert W. 

Sullivan, Mrs. Arthur T. 

Sutcliffe, Mrs. Arthur T. 
♦Swords, Henry C. 

T 

Taylor, Mrs. William J. 

Thayer, Mrs. Stephen V. R. 

Thom, Mrs. Mary I. 

Thomas, Mrs. Isaac Biddle 

Thompson, Mrs. Ellen S. 
♦Tomb, Mrs. Thomas B. 

Townsend, Mrs. Edward Mit- 
chell 
♦Trevor, Henry G. 
♦Troxell, Miss Clementine R. 
♦Turner, Rev. C. H. B. 

V 

Vanderpoel, Miss Mary V. B. 
♦Van Kleeck, Henry 
♦Van Nostrand, Benjamin T. 



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Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt S. 
Vaughan, Miss Mathilda R. 
Viele, Miss Kathlyn K. 

W 

*Wagner, Henry 

Wallis, Miss Miriam K. 

Ward, Henry C. 

Wardell, Mrs. Helen E. 

Washington, Wm. Lanier 

Weekes, Arthur Delano 
*Weisse, Dr. Faneuil D. 

Wendell, Evert Jansen 

Wells, Miss Julia Chester 

Wescott, Mrs. C. L. 
*Whitehouse, Sheldon 

Wilcox, Mrs. William W. 

Williams, Miss Annie S. 



Wilson, Mrs. George H. 
Wood, Ben 

Woodruff, Hon. Francis E. 
Woolsey, Prof. Theodore S. 
Wright, Mrs. William J. 

Y 

Youngs, Mrs. Clarence H. 
*Young, Miss Elizabeth F. 
Young, Mrs. Emilia F. 
Young, Mrs. William H. 

Z 

*Zabriskie, Andrew C. 
*Zabriskie, Mrs. Frederick C. 

Zabriskie, Miss Louise G. 

Zachry, Mrs. James G. 



Honorary Members 

Browing, A. Herve Van Cortlandt, James S. 

Helfenstein, William Morris Vedder, Rev. Charles S. 

Mabie, Hon. Hamilton Weiss, Le Pasteur N. 

Robison, Mrs. William Weyman, Stanley 

Sage, Mrs. Russell Wittmeyer, Rev. A. V. 

Corresponding Members 

Layard, Miss Ida Helen Scott, Mrs. Fannie J. Platt 

Le Fevre, Ralph Wilderman, M. G. 



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